Winter is here, and parts of the US have experienced near-record snow fall in the winter of 2015. If you want to stay toasty warm this winter, you might want to buy a space heater. Despite their small size, these pint-sized heaters can actually heat an entire room. Some homeowners like to use space heaters to save on energy costs, using these small heaters to heat only the rooms that people are actively using and turning the heat down in the rest of the house. Others use them during extremely cold nights to stay warm. They provide extra warmth for both indoor and outdoor spaces. Great space heaters can be expensive, but there are a few solid models out there that cost under $100. Read on to learn which space heaters offer great performance without breaking the bank.
1. Ambia ACH-120
Learn more about this space heater in the video above.
Named the “most versatile” space heater in a recent comparison by Consumer Reports, the Ambia ACH-120 is equally good at both heating a whole room, or just “spot heating” a given area. The heater breaks down into two separate nodes, which can be separated by up to six feet. This makes it ideal for heating up a room faster, or spot heating two areas at once.
This heater would be great for a living room, kid’s room, play area, or similarly sized indoor space. With glowing reviews from both Consumer Reports and users who have purchased this heater, this is a small, simple solution for home heating that you can feel confident about purchasing. The low price makes this space heater even more appealing.
Price: $59.99 (14 percent off MSRP)
2. Lasko 6435 Designer Series Ceramic Oscillating Heater
Get a closer look at this space heater in the video above.
This ceramic heater has a seven-hour timer with auto shut-off. This is great for if you need to pre-heat a room before you get home. Plus, it comes with a little decorative stand, which makes this space heater a little bit nicer to look at then some of the other models on this list.
This model is nice because you get a solid balance between form factor and heating power. If you need a heater that will spread heat around an entire room, this Lasso space heater is the perfect choice. And thankfully, it’s a solution that won’t break the bank.
Price: $53.99 (15 percent off MSRP)
Find more Lasko 6435 Designer Series Ceramic Oscillating Heater reviews and product information here.
3. DeLonghi TRD0715T Safeheat 1500W Portable Oil-Filled Radiator
Designed to operate silently, this DeLonghi space heater boasts a low surface temperature. This makes it a safe heater to have around kids and pets. It also has rounded corners, which is a nice safety feature, particularly if you have toddlers who are prone to bumping into things. The space heater is made from rust-resistant metal. No tools are required to set up this space heater, which makes it ideal for seniors, college students, or anyone who isn’t particularly comfortable with even basic DIY.
Price: $89.99 (15 percent off MSRP)
Find more DeLonghi TRD0715T Safeheat 1500W Portable Oil-Filled Radiator reviews and product information here.
4. Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater
Check out a review of this heater in the video above.
The Mr. Heater “Portable Buddy” is approved for use in both outdoor and indoor environments. It’s great for camping, garages, workshops, or other areas where you need serious heat.
If you plan on doing any hunting, tail-gating, or similar outdoor pursuits this winter, this might be just the heat source you need for a prep area, dressing room, or other space where people need to stay warm. While this unit generally retails for over $100, you should have not problem finding it for far less online. Depending on heat settings, this can give off 4,000 BTU or 9,000 BTU. This space heater runs on 20 pound propane cylinders.
Price: $86.98 (40 percent off MSRP)
Find more Mr. Heater F232000 MH9BX Portable Buddy Propane Heater reviews and product information here.
5. Holmes HFH436 Series
Check out how one family uses this space heater to keep their bathroom nice and toasty.
In a recent comparison by Consumer Reports, the Holmes HFH436 was rated as a “Best Buy.” Considering it was the cheapest space heater option to make the CR list, that’s pretty high praise indeed. If you are on a tight budget, this is a great space heater to consider.
Price: $39.99 (11 percent off MSRP)