Note: We wanted to remind everyone that takes the time to read this post that while we understand the appeal of space heaters, they can be fire-hazard prone. So please be careful in your shopping and be sure to read reviews and only consider high-quality space heaters. Please follow best practices for electric and heating safety. It would also be acceptable to seek other heating methods.
Finding the right heater for your home can be a tricky business. You want something that will heat your room quickly and efficiently, won’t turn your home into a sauna, and looks good doing it. If you’re looking for energy-saving heaters, you’re probably also trying to cut down on your energy usage and bills. Good for you!
Before you jump in and purchase the first heater claiming to be energy efficient, you’ll want to take a few factors into consideration and compare some of the best energy-saving heaters, energy-saving portable heaters, energy-saving space heaters, and energy-saving electric heaters on the market today. Here are some energy-saving heaters to consider as you search for the perfect one for your home.
1. Dr. Infrared Portable Space Heater
The first heater on our list is also the only one that operates using radiant infrared heating to keep your room nice and toasty. This retro-styled, energy-saving portable heater does the job without drying out the air in your room as many energy-saving space heaters do. This is because it uses infrared heating. Infrared heat works by heating the objects in a room instead of the air, allowing for more even heat distribution. If your air does start to feel too dry while using this gem of a heater, simply use the built-in humidifier to add some moisture back into your room. Some of the main features of this heater are:
- Dual Heating System
- Wood Casing
- Digital Display and Remote Control
- Heat Range of 50 to 86 Degrees
- Built-In Humidifier
At around $120 on Amazon, it’s not the most expensive energy-saving portable heater on our list, but it certainly does the job well and can help you save on your energy bill with its efficient power usage.
2. Lasko 6405 and 6435 Designer Oscillating Heaters
These Lasko energy-saving heaters feature a unique design that sets them apart from other heaters on our list. Both heaters have a sleek design and are differentiated by their exterior finish. The Lasko heaters use a ceramic heating element and oscillating feature to ensure even heat distribution throughout your room. They also come fully assembled so you don’t have to worry about putting them together once you open the box. Some additional features of these energy-saving space heaters include:
- 1500 Watt Heat Output
- Quiet Oscillating Design
- 3 Heat Settings, 1000 Watts, 1500 Watts, and Auto
- 7-Hour Timer
- Overheat Protection Auto Shut Off
- Stable, 4-Leg Design
- Remote Control Option
- Heat Range from 65 to 80 Degrees
The Lasko energy-saving portable heaters are also priced competitively so they won’t break the bank and will add some decorative flair while they heat your room.
3. Dyson AM09
Sleek and futuristic looking, the Dyson AM09 has a great design that really doesn’t make it look like a heater or fan at all. It has great performance and some really cool features. In fact, this energy-saving electric heater not only heats rooms but cools them as well. You can also use your remote to choose between the jet focus mode—which will quickly heat the entire room or the focus mode that just heats a small area (like where you’re sitting) to help you save on your energy bills. The main features of this cool-looking heater include:
- Sleek Design
- Remote Control Capability
- Cooling and Heating Features
- Room and Personal Heating Options
- Quiet Operation
- Sleep Timer (15 minutes to 9 hours)
- Tip Over Shut Off
Despite being a fan heater, the Dyson AM09 is whisper quiet and has even received the Quiet Mark award and is the only fan heater to have been granted that distinction.
4. Delonghi Mica Panel Heater
This simple panel heater works using convection heat and radiant heat to rapidly reach its full operating temperature in only 60 seconds. Like many of the energy-saving space heaters on our list, the Delonghi Mica Panel Heater is also very quiet and won’t disturb you while it’s running. Key features include:
- Built-in Thermostat
- Up to 1500 Watts of Power
- 2 Heat Settings
- Cut-Off Switch
- Tip Over Detection
- Micathermic Technology
- Quiet Performance
This energy-saving heater can also stand upright on its wheeled base for placement anywhere in your home or be installed on a wall mount if you prefer to keep it stationary.
5. Duraflame Maxwell Electric Stove with Heater
This is by far the prettiest energy-saving electric heater on our list because it looks like an adorable wood stove—with way more safety features. This heater is designed to heat larger spaces (up to 400 sq ft) and would be perfect in a large living room or den. Some of the key features of this heater are:
- 4600 BTU Heater
- Cabinet style Door
- Realistic Flame and Glowing “Embers”
- Heats Large Spaces
- Overheat Protection
Plus, the metal exterior stays cool to the touch while it makes your room nice and toasty—which is ideal if you have children or pets that could burn themselves on other heater styles. If you forget to turn it off, the heater also features an automatic shut-off if it senses the temperature is too high, and at $120, the price point isn’t bad either.
Year-Round Energy Savings
Finding the best energy-saving heaters, energy-saving electric heaters, energy-saving portable heaters, and energy-saving space heaters take time, but the impact on the environment (and your wallet) is worth it.