Last updated: January, 2018

Compare Electric Space Heaters & Fireplaces

Have cold drafty spots in your home or workplace? Many homes, especially older ones, have drafty areas or little nooks and crannies that don't heat as well as the rest of your home. An economical alternative to turning up the thermostat is to supplement the heat in these areas with a portable electric heater or "space heater." Want extra warmth without the hassle of a real fireplace? Modern electric fireplaces are decorative and efficient at providing both heat and a cozy atmosphere.

We compare some of the top selling space heaters , including basic ceramic, infrared, quartz and, oil-filled heaters, and electric fireplaces. Note that most of these space heaters can NOT be used in a damp room like a bathroom or laundry. See our page on bathroom safe space heaters.

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Make/Model Type Power Features Price Range
(approx)
Available from:
Ceramic
900W
1500W

Amazon Bestseller! This small portable ceramic heater packs quite a punch in both power and features. Measuring just 6" X 7" x 9.2", it has an adjustable thermostat, self-regulating ceramic element, overheat protection and convenient carry-handle

Dual (high / low) heat settings or use fan-only.

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$25-$30
Ceramic
170-250 watts

Colorful ceramic personal heater, with tip over safety protection and overheat shutoff. Unobtrusive size fits on or under your desk and won't get in your way.. Great for providing a little extra heat in small spaces like desks or workspaces. Available in black, white, red or green.

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$15-$28
Ceramic
900W
1500W

Amazon bestseller! This oscillating tower heater has a self-regulating ceramic element, automatic overheat protection, and remote control.

Customize for your comfort with high/low heat settings, programmable auto-controlled thermostat, and a 7-hour timer

$44-$51
Ceramic
900W
1500W

Top rated product! Oscillating ceramic tower heater with widespread oscillation, easy-to-see digital display and auto-heat safety shutoff., Operate using the large top-access push buttons or the multi-function remote control.

Customizeable heat settings include high / low heat options, a programmable thermostat, and an 8 hr timer. ETL Listed.
Our review coming soon!

$58-$65
infrared Quartz
1000W
1500W

Dr. Infrared Technology heats better and faster than similar heaters!
Infrared quartz element heats large areas without drying out the air. Tipover and overheat protection, high-low heat settings, auto-energy savings, remote control and 12 hr shutoff timer.

Quiet, efficient operation (39dB), Digital readout, thermostat can be set from 50-86 degrees. Caster wheels to conveniently move from room to room, lifetime filter.

Up to 80,000 hours of operation, 3 year warranty.

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$110-$135
Ceramic
900W
1500W

Top rated product! Who says space heaters can't look great? This designer ceramic heater oscillates to provide full room coverage. Self regulating ceramic element, automatic overheat protection, adjustable thermostat. Run on high or low heat settings, or control temperatures via the thermostat. 7 hour timer.

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$65-$75
Oil Filled
1500W

The DeLonghi portable, oil-filled radiator provides 1500W of heating power and never needs refilling! Three heat settings,quiet operation, thermal shutoff, safe low surface temperature. ComforTemp thermostat feature keeps temps between 68 and 70 degrees. Wheels snap into place when needed.

"Anti-freeze" setting can be used in basement to help prevent pipes from freezing. 1 year limited warranty.

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$65 - $85
Quartz
750 W
1500W

Tower heater with thermostat, dual heat settings, tip-over protection and auto safety shutoff. Radiant quartz technology provides instant heat via two quartz tubes. Available in black or white.

$35-$50
Make/Model Type Power Features Price Range
(approx)
Available from:
Infrared Quartz
1500W

Top rated product and Amazon Best Seller!

Quiet infrared quartz heat technology heats up to 1000 sq ft while maintaining room humidity. Remote control operates heat and flame settings. Thermostat and automatic shut-off. Cool to touch - safe to use around kids and pets.

Patent-pending realistic 3D flame effect can be used with or without heat. Glass front and sides, 5 brightness settings.

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$135-$200
Ceramic
1500 W

Metal cabinet in a space-saving design. Safety features include self-regulating ceramic element, overheat shutoff, GFI plug. Settings include high heat, low heat, flame only.

$60-$185
Electric
750W
1500W

Enjoy the look of a real wood stove - LED flame effect visible through tempered glass front and adjustable brightness settings. This unit heats up to 400 sq feet with two heat settings. Automatic turn-off timer to prevent overheating.

$80-$150
Infrared Quartz
1500 watts / 5100 BTUs, heats up to 1000 sq ft

This 5100 BTU fireplace in an attractive burnished oak cabinet heats large rooms up to 1000 square feet. Remote control, casters, quiet fan, two levels of flame brightness. Use fireplace with or without heat.
One year warranty on electrical elements.

$150-$160
Infrared
5200 BTU heater

Features 3 levels of flame brightness and 5 levels of heat in an attractive, fully-assembled package. 5200 BTU heater heats up to 1000 sq feet. Available in cherry, weathered gray, espresso (brown) or white.

$259
Infrared Quartz
1500W

1500W Electric Heater with realistic flame effects, digital thermostat (from 50-90 degrees fahernheit), remote control, timer & safety shutoff. Commercial-grade elements, digital control panel, adjustable timer, safety shutoff features. Choose from low, medium or high brightness with or without heat. Oak wood cabinet with rolling casters, comes fully assembled.

$170
Forced Air / Ceramic
5115 BTUs

From e-Flame USA (Dura Global), the Regal fireplace is one of the best curved electric fireplaces! It features an elegant rounded design which fitswith any decor. Realistic flame and log effects. Automatic tipover and overheat shutoff. Cool to the touch for safety around children and pets. 5115 BTUs heats up to 400 sq feet. Removeable logs, easy to use heat controls.

$200
Ceramic
1250 W

At a petite 9" x 6" x 12", the PuraFlame Clara delivers a cozy coal stove appearance and enough heat for a small to medium room in a small package. Tipover and overheat safety shutoff. LED flame effect can be used with or without heat. Adjustable thermostat. Available in white, black and red.

$70-$75
Infrared
1500 Watts, 4,800 BTUs.

Multifunction remote, digital thermostat. Warms up to 1000 sq feet. Stamped metal construction, on-off timer. Available in bronze or white (cream).

$220

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