Fight the Chill: Top Safest Space Heaters... on Amazon!

As the temperatures begin to dip, a number of us turn our sights toward the thermostat... and I'm sure certain thoughts come to mind as well. Should I warm things up with the heater and potentially face a higher light bill? Can I hack it by simply turning off the AC? Should I go ahead and invest in a space heater? What if I just sleep in a thick Halloween costume created by someone named Nancy? Okay... okay, maybe not the last question, but... if your answer is a space heater, then this is the article for you:

This list of space heaters is in no particular order:

The Lasko 755320 is an oscillating space heater that offers two settings for high and low heat, and features an adjustable thermostat to keep the temperature in your room warm. Additionally, the heater comes equipped with built-in safety features, including a tip-over kill switch and overheat protection, ensuring that the ETL-listed product won't overheat even if left on for an extended period of time. One key advantage of this heater is that its exterior remains cool to the touch. The Lasko 755320 is best suited for medium-sized rooms, typically measuring around 12 ft x 18 ft (or 216 sqft).

If you're not familiar with ETL certification, it's worth noting that it's received through a third-party organization called Intertek, which is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) recognized by OSHA and accredited by the Standards Council of Canada. This certification is a testament to the Lasko 755320's safety and reliability which increases peace of mind.

It's important to remember that even with certification, common sense is still required to prevent accidents. Avoid placing the heater near clutter, flammable, and combustible objects, and always give it enough space to work effectively.

While none of the products listed are the newest models on the market, they remain some of the safest options available.

The rest of the list includes:

DeLonghi TRD40615T Full Room Radiant Heater

This heater provides a range of features, including a child lock, manual thermostat, 24-hour timer, and overheat and tip-over protection. Moreover, the heater is designed to minimize dry air and provide a comfortable warm space. One standout feature of the DeLonghi TRD40615T is its anti-freeze setting, which automatically switches on the heater to help prevent frozen pipes in basements or vacation homes. If you're using this heater while you're away, it's best to have additional safety measures in place such as a camera in combination with a smart smoke detector and a smart outlet, as an extra safety measure The DeLonghi TRD40615T is ideal for medium and small rooms, with small rooms typically measuring around 10 ft x 13 ft (or 130 sqft).

Honeywell HCE323V Digital Ceramic Heater

One standout feature of this heater is its thermal insulated wiring, which prevents wires from burning. It also comes equipped with tip-over protection and overheat protection, which provides added safety and peace of mind. The heater can warm up large rooms, typically measuring around 15 ft x 20 ft (or 300 sqft), making it a practical and efficient option for households of all sizes. Another important feature to note is the innovative Safeguard motion sensor, which automatically shuts off the heater if anything comes too close to it. This feature sets the Honeywell HCE323V apart from other models on the market.

Dr. Infrared Portable Space Heater

The Dr. Infrared Portable Space Heater is a cute addition to the living space. With its 1500-watt output and wooden exterior, it stands out from traditional heaters on the market. Additionally, it comes with several useful features, including built-in wheels for easy portability, tip-over protection for added safety, and the ability to heat up even large rooms. Notably, this product has been certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in both the USA and Canada. UL Solutions is a trusted organization that conducts rigorous testing and inspection of products seeking certification, ensuring that consumers can rely on the quality and safety of the products they purchase.

Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool Ceramic Fan Heater

  • Focused or wide airflow 
  • Tip-over protection
  • No visible blades
  • Intelligent thermostat
  • 2-Year Warranty

Vornado MVH Vortex Heater

  • 3 Heat Settings
  • Tip-over protection
  • Auto safety shut-off due to excessive heat
  • 5-Year Warranty
  • Cool to touch

Pelonis NY1507-14A Digital Radiator Heater

  • Covers 230 sqft (between medium to large rooms)
  • 3 Heat Settings
  • Tip-Over Protection

  • Overheat Protection
  • Programmable
  • ETL-Listed

Lifesmart 6 Element Infrared Portable Space Heater

  • Tip-Over Protection
  • Large Room Coverage
  • Washable Air Filter
  • Overheat Protection
  • Adjustable Thermostat

Comfort Zone CZ998 Oscillating Portable Space Heater
  • Tip-Over Protection
  • Adjustable Tilt
  • Overheat Protection
  • Large Room Coverage according to its 300 sqft range
  • Two heat settings

Please note that safety features vary by model, so be sure to read the product descriptions.

Not sure you're using your space heater safely? Check out these safety tips from Consumer Reports!

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