The 5 Best Space Heaters of 2020 to Save Money

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An electric space heater is an important hack every frugal efl should know about. According to The Simple Dollar, you could save $3 per day! That’s a lot of extra cookies you could be buying. Why pay to heat your whole house when you’re not using all the rooms at the same time? It just doesn’t make sense and it’s an inefficient use of money and energy that hurts your wallet and the environment.

Here’s where the genius money-saving tactic comes in: only heat the room you’re in! And how do you do that, with an electric space heater! Here’s our favorite space heater, but read below to see what other options are on the market.

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Space heaters are also used when the main heating system isn’t quite strong enough or when central warming would be overkill. If you have a room that simply doesn’t appear to remain warm on some of the winters’ cold nights, this device will help. A few units may save you money depending upon how you use them and what kind of heater you purchase. If you’re using it to help heat a room where there isn’t sufficient heat from the central heater and need to keep that specific room hotter, it’s perfect.

When I’m working in my office or a bedroom I use a space heater to heat JUST that one room. I turn off my furnace and just focus on the room I’m in. This really cuts down on the heating bill. It’s just a smart way to use energy. It’s how you need to start thinking if you wanna become a true frugal elf.

Did you know that the “e” in elf stands for “efficiency”?

And Now, The 5 Best Space Heaters

1: SMSJ 5CM9 Space Heater, M, White

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This is our pick for the best space heater on the market. And it’s the prettiest one too. It’ll compliment any elf cottage’s interior design.

The heater can be heated rapidly in only 3 seconds. It’s super proficient and you can expect it to have a long life. It’s appropriate for the home, office and other personal spaces. The heater is lightweight and convenient, simple to carry to any room of the house. The product has 3 modes (warm, hot and characteristic breeze). Which means you don’t have to exclusively use it as a heater, it can also be a cooling fan! It uses one button to switch the mode and is easy to operate.

The heater body is made of flame-resistant materials and has no awful chemical smell. It has a programmed timing setting and will close down after six hours of use each time, so you don’t have to stress over neglecting to turn off the heater when you go to sleep or go out for a night in the elf village.

2: 1500W / 750W Ceramic Space Heater with Overheat Protection 

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This ceramic space heater made it into the best compact electric radiators survey. Probably because it’s a truly nice compact heater. It’s lightweight and very easy to transport. It takes up such little space you can fit it anywhere. You can situate it on a table, gadget, desk, kitchen counter, pretty much anywhere you dream of. It’s 8.3″×6.3″×4 inches and has a handle for carrying it around your elf cottage. Because of its firm base, it’s more stable and less likely to topple over. And the surface doesn’t get too hot after long hours of use.

It includes a 1500-watt fired warming component that outputs great heat. You have 2 options for warming: 1500watt and 750 watts. The control button works brilliantly and is also easy to access. It heats up amazingly quick and has magnificent warmth that can cover a pretty huge area. Not that we care about that since elf cottages are generally quite small hehe.

According to the manufacturer, it can heat up in just 2 minutes. So, you can easily use it in any kind of environment. We love the smooth surface which makes cleaning and wiping a breeze.

3: Lasko 755320 Ceramic Space Heater 8.5 L x 7.25 W x 23 H inches

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The Lasko 755320 ceramic heater is another outstanding model with fantastic reviews on
Amazon. It has a modern design with a huge display set on the top and physical buttons that make it simple to choose the heat level or change the indoor regulator.

The model is very cheap compared to other ceramic heaters. It also has the super handy feature of a programmable thermostat so that it automatically kicks on when the temperature in the room drops below your desired threshold. Hey, it even has a remote for us elves that are too cozy in our winter blankets to get up and move across the room.

4: Comfort Zone Oscillating Space Heater 

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This oscillating space heater uses forced-fan dissemination to heat as it turns from side to side, quickly and equally heating a whole room and then maintaining that temperature. Its computerized indoor regulator prevents overheating and stuffiness, while an 8-hour clock with an auto-shutoff enables you to program the unit ahead of time.

This space heater is easy to move from room to room or take on an excursion. It has an elegant remote control and a stay-cool surface that doesn’t overheat so no babies burn their little fingers on it.

5: Oscillating Space Heater, Indoor Personal Heater, Electric Ceramic Heater

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You can fit this heater anywhere that can accommodate 4.9 x 4.9 x 8.1 inches. At the workplace in your office, under your bed, under the table, pretty much anyplace you can imagine. With overheat assurance and tip-over security, the ceramic heater will automatically power-off when overheating or knocked over. That’s a super important safety feature because I for one knock space heaters over all the time. Or my pets and babies do.

This space heater is super simple to use. There’s a main power switch on the back and an ON/OFF button on the top. Just pick your ideal temp setting, kick back and enjoy the warm and toasty air that this baby pumps out.

And it’s quiet too. The heater only outputs 45 dB of sound.

Finding the Best Space Heater for Your Needs

Portable space heaters come at a wide range of sizes, shapes, and costs. The best space heater for you depends on your needs. Do you need something smaller and more portable or something a bit bigger than can output more heat?

If it’s the latter, then just pick a bigger heater as these are more powerful. If portability is more important then just get the tiniest one on our list.

As you research various kinds, you’ll see which one works best in various situations. Portable space heaters work extraordinary for heating single rooms. If you have rooms in your home that you don’t use frequently, you can keep them cold and then quickly heat them up when you need to use the room. That’s a big bonus about these space heaters, they work fast!

Space heaters work best in small rooms
Space heaters work best in small rooms

Propane space heaters don’t run on power but if you’re outside they work fantastic. They also need venting and aren’t safe to run indoors. Numerous people use propane heaters when outdoors and camping.  And again, these are not for indoor use because propane space radiators emit the deadly gas carbon monoxide.

People are searching for new options to combat the rising expenses of gas and lamp fuel for heating. Electric space radiators are the answer. Electric space heaters are perfect for small rooms, around 200 square feet but they can also heat bigger rooms if you’re a little patient. An electric heater can get exceptionally hot so be cautious that you don’t put whatever can burst into flames close to them.

Another way I like to use my space heater is to heat my 2 year old baby’s room. I like to sleep in frigid cold conditions but my wife and babies like it a lot warmer. So we turn off the central heating and sometimes I sleep in a cold, unheated room while my wife and babies sleep in the room with a space heater.

On the coldest of nights we’ll want both our rooms warm but why heat up the whole house, the kitchen and the living room, if all we need are two bedrooms warmed up? That’s why we just simply use two space heaters! We’re efficient little elves who don’t like to waste anything. So we naturally always think “how can we save a little and be more efficient?”. That’s the frugal elf mindset that we want to pass on to you humans. I’m confident you’ll be able to catch on fast 🙂

Compact space heaters come in various kinds and sizes. Your best space heater is the one that meets your requirements. I’m confident you can find a space heater that suits your budget and preferences on our list of best space heaters. Because you’ll be turning down your whole house heater, an electric heater is going to shave numbers off your energy bill, we guarantee it 🙂

Be sure to check out our other household saving tips that would make any elf family happy.


The Frugal Elf

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