10 Space Heaters That'll Get You Through the Next Polar Vortex

Don't worry about the impending cold — these space heaters will save the day!

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Be prepared for the cold with one of these handy space heaters, and you'll never have to complain about being cold in your own home again.

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Lasko Electric Ceramic 1500W Heater
Lasko Electric Space 1500W Heater



Best Overall

This affordable space heater is small, but it sure is powerful. It heats up rooms fast, and it's perfect for those on a tight budget looking to heat smaller spaces like a bathroom or an office.

Another perk? Its automatic overheat protection shuts down the unit when it senses dangerous temperatures. Safety features like these, combined with its compact, lightweight design and simple controls make it a standout pick that won't break the bank, either!

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Honeywell HCE200W UberHeat Space Heater

Best Budget

We love the cute, minimalistic design of this tiny space heater.  Its round shape and angled legs give it a modern Herman Miller vibe that we wouldn't expect from a space heater. But don't let its small size fool you. It's a 1,500-watt heater that'll warm your room up quickly. It features two heat settings, an adjustable thermostat, and overheating protection. It's also backed by a 3-year warranty and comes in black or white to blend in with your home decor more easily.

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Dyson AM09 Fan Heater

Best Splurge

If you're heating an entire space like an apartment or condo and you're willing to drop a couple hundred dollars on a space heater, you can't go wrong with this one from Dyson. It sports a gorgeous, futuristic stainless steel design, and it'll definitely keep you nice and toasty. It offers a quiet operation, comes with a remote control, and can also be used as a bladeless fan during warmer months.

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Vornado AVH2 Plus Whole Room Vortex Heater



Best for the Bedroom

Fall asleep easily, thanks to this heater's non-glowing heating element. It uniformly circulates warm air, making sure that not a single corner of the room stays cold. You can adjust the settings to increase or decrease heat, and it can be used solely as a fan during the warmer months. If storage space is an issue for you, this little fan can be left out year-round for its double-duty capacity!

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Lasko #100 MyHeat Personal Space Heater

Best for the Office

If you're in search of a tiny space heater to sit on top of (or under) your office desk, this personal heater from Lasko is your best bet. It may not be powerful enough to heat an entire room, but sitting in front of this baby feels like a nice warm hug — especially if your office is the type that blasts the AC.

The heater only uses 200 watts of power, so it's energy-efficient and safe. It has a compact no-frills design, so you can just plug it in, flip the switch, and prepare to get cozy!

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Honeywell HHF360V 360 Degree Surround Fan Forced Heater



Best for 360-Degree Heat

Put this heater toward the middle of a small room, and you'll have warm air blowing in every direction! A built-in timer, a programmable thermostat, and a remote control all make this little unit a big winner. Plus, it's also quite affordable, has a cool-to-the-touch handle for moving it from room to room, and it'll automatically shut itself off in the event it tips over.

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DeLonghi HMP1500 Mica Panel Heater



Best for an Out-of-the-Way Design

With this affordable 1,500-watt space heater, you can either place it on your wall or on the ground, and it'll blend right in. The heater is on wheels, so you can roll it around from room to room. It's a win for space-savers and penny-pinchers alike!

If the higher heat option is too much for you, you can reduce it to 750 watts for a less-intense heating experience. Safety features include an automatic shutoff if it tips over or overheats.

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Lasko 755320 Tower Heater

Best Tower Heater

This tower heater from Lasko is a ceramic heater that features a digital display and push-button controls for setting the room temperature.

It comes with a convenient remote control, which you can use to set a timer so you won't rack up your energy bill. The heater offers 1,500 watts of power, too — making it strong enough to heat up a large room. It's also one of the few heaters on our list that oscillates.

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Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater



Best for Parents and Pet Owners

Don't sweat at the thought of an accident. No matter how long you've been running the heater, the warm-to-the-touch surface makes this space heater safe for your kids and pets. Other safety features include overheat protection and an automatic shutoff if the heater gets accidentally tipped over. No burns, scars, or exposed heating elements that can cause a fire here!

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Lasko 6435 Designer Series Oscillating Space Heater

Best for Contemporary Design

A space heater doesn't have to be an eyesore! This offering from Lasko looks more like a nice vase than a gadget that'll keep your home toasty. It offers 1,500 watts of power, which is enough to fill a room with heat. 

Plus, it comes with a remote control and it oscillates to ensure every corner of the room gets warmer. It features three settings — low, high, and quiet comfort — making it a great option for any room in the house.