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Energy Efficient Space Heaters

Updated on March 15, 2014

An Energy Efficient Room Heater Can Help Keep You Warm This Winter

Having a space heater to help warm a room in your home is something that everyone ought to invest in. Traditionally space heaters have been expensive to run, however in this age where everyone is trying to save on their energy bills and to be "green", there are new space heaters that are more economical to run, and they are well worth looking at and investing in.

If you have a boiler/furnace or live in a complex that has it's own heating system, you might think that you don't need a space heater. However, it only takes one night when the temperatures drop below freezing and your heating goes out for you to quickly appreciate how essential these devices are in the home.

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Lasko 5812 Automatic Air-Flow Heater with Temperature-Regulation System

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Comfort Zone® Citadel Oscillating Ceramic Tower Heater/FanCHECK PRICE

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Lasko 5395 30-Inch-Tall Digital Ceramic Pedestal Heater with Remote ControlCHECK PRICE

DeLonghi TCH6590ER Ceramic Tower HeaterCHECK PRICE

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Comfort Zone® Citadel Oscillating Ceramic Tower Heater/FanCHECK PRICE

The Comfort Zone® Citadel Oscillating Ceramic Tower Heater/Fan is my personal favorite and was exactly what I was looking for. I not only like the shape and style of this space heater, I also like the fact that it oscillates through 80°, has an Adjustable thermostat, a Safety tip over switch, and you can change the heat output, as well as setting it to just blow cool air.

Space Heater Features To Look For

Not all Space Heaters have the same features. These are some of the things that you should look for when buying one.

Space Heater Safety Features

  • Automatic Overheat Cut-off - could help prevent the loss of your home.

  • Tip Over Safety Switch - turns the heater off it it gets knocked over.

  • Casing Cool To Touch - prevents burns from touching hot parts.

Space Heater Functionality

  • Energy Efficient - will save you money in the long run.

  • Oscillating - helps to distribute the air over a wider area.

  • Thermostat Controlled - turns itself off when the room, reaches a set temperature.

  • Variable Speed Fan - balance air flow vs noise.

  • Quiet To Operate - no noisy fan that forces you to shout.

  • Remote Control - adjust the heater without having to get up.

  • Fan Only - can use it as a fan without the heater - handy in the summer.

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      Tony Payne 3 years ago from Southampton, UK

      It's the same here in England, we have central heating, but in countries where it's warm for most of the year, homes don't always have heating, and these are really handy for those colder nights. They also come in handy when the central heating fails as well, good to have a backup system.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

      I have lived in buildings with central heating for all my life, but there were always times when a space heater could come more than handy. Right now the autumn became cold, but still not cold enough to start the major system for central heating, so we have to deal with cold mornings as best as we can.

      Thanks for these list and tips!

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      Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @getmoreinfo: They are always handy to have - just in case.

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      Nice selection of space heaters, we have 3 of them at our house.

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      julieannbrady 4 years ago

      Gosh, I had to get me a space heater when I lived in my mom's fifth wheel for 3 months in 2010. It got to 15 degrees! The propane tank ran out and I was surviving with an electric blanket at night and a space heater in the morning. Only thing, I needed to remember that the heater was on if I wanted to use the microwave or coffee pot! I blew the fuse more than once.

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      davenjilli lm 5 years ago

      I've got mine running right now, keeping my toes nice n toasty

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @Tamara14: Even if it doesn't get cold very often, these are always good for those occasions when it does. Easy to store out of the way when not in use, and if a neighbor needs to borrow it, easy to transport too.

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      Tamara14 5 years ago

      Very good work Tony, as always :) I could use more than one of these heaters for our house on the seaside. Average winters are mild near the sea but those strong winds (bura is the worst in Mediterranean) make me want to get back home to the inlands in spite of all the snow in the city :) With a heater like this no wind would bother us.