With global warming and other climate fluctuations, temperatures have dropped since 2016.
This means more and more people, especially in colder areas, are using space heaters to warm their bedrooms, office spaces, and apartments.
But what makes a good heater and why do consumers often prefer this over central heating?
The best space heaters are quiet, portable, safe to use in small spaces, relatively inexpensive, and have a long run time. They’re also easy to maintain and/or clean, if necessary. Some of the best quiet space heaters even come with extra features, like digital interfaces, remotes, or various heat ranges (to accommodate for really cold areas).
Depending on what you’re looking for, there’s a heater that will fit your home and personal preferences. Here is a list of the eight best quiet space heaters for any room.
What Do All of the Best Quiet Space Heaters Have In Common?
Finding the best quiet space heaters is honestly a matter of personal preference; however, there are some basic features you have to consider.
First, you’ll have to think about the space you’ll be putting the heater in. Every space heater needs a three-foot perimeter on all sides to protect from any accidental overheating or burning. If you’re heating a smaller space, you might not need all the bells and whistles of a larger or more advanced brand.
You’ll also want to consider the amount of energy your space heater will potentially use, and what makes the most sense for your room(s) size.
Heaters also vary in design. For example, there are indoor propane heaters or silent space heaters that are electric, too. It’s best to survey your room and consider the different options before deciding on what space heater is right for you.
Now that you’ve given your rooms some thought, here are the best quiet space heaters for purchase.
When it comes to quality heating, this is one of the best space heaters on the market.
This 1,500-watt heater weighs around 24 pounds, making it light enough to be transported to and from any room. It’s on the lower end for energy use (12.5 amps). It also has a built-in energy-saver mode and 12-hour shut-off feature to help conserve electricity.
There’s a digital display and remote, too.
For a less portable, but still extremely powerful option, this baseboard heater is inconspicuous and hides along the lower portion of your wall.
Like the Dr Infrared, this baseboard heater is also 1,500-watt, but it’s far less expensive (and intrusive) which may be a draw depending on your space. The length measures about 72 inches and it weighs under 14 pounds.
It comes in white and uses a thermostat for temperature regulation.
The difference between a traditional space heater and an oil-filled one is that oil-filled options are often cheaper but take longer to heat up. They’re argued to retain heat longer than other brands, though, but are typically heavier (and thus less portable).
This quiet space heater has three heat settings, an anti-freeze setting to prevent damage to the inner oil chamber. Though it’s oil-filled, it’s completely safe for children/pets because the surface temperature is low and the oil chamber is sealed inside.
The wattage of the DeLonghi is from 500 to 1,500 watts. There is an auto shut-off to maintain consistent temperatures. This can be beneficial if you spend a lot of time in the same room you where have the heater.
The Hurricane is another oil-filled option with three heat settings, remote, and wheels to help with transferring it from room to room.
It has 1,500 watts of heating power and weighs under 19.5 pounds. Although this is a great quiet room heater option, the only downside is that the remote control beeps, which is less preferred by some users looking for complete silence.
This DeLonghi panel heater is both functional and stylish. Perhaps slightly less intrusive than other brands (with the exception of the Cadet Baseboard Heater) it functions as a single panel and takes up far less space.
It can function in two ways: mounted directly to a wall, or on wheels for more portability.
On the front of the heater is a thermostat with a slider scale to regulate temperature. It uses 750 to 1,500 watts and there’s an internal thermal ‘cut-off’ that prevents overheating.
The unit weighs under 16 pounds and measures 27 by 10 by 22 inches. It comes in both black and white.
The Vornado is a small, but powerful unit with two heat settings (ranging from 750 to 1,500 watts). The entire unit weighs 5.1 pounds, making it the lightest this list. It also has an easy-carry handle on top to allow for even easier transport.
The Vornado also comes with a built-in tip-over switch feature, which means that if the heater is bumped or knocked over for any reason, it will automatically stop to prevent burning.
If you’re into cozy vibes, this space heater functions like an electric fireplace (and looks like one, too!)
The 9-inch PuraFlame heater has an LED interface for the flame effect. (Note: This can also be turned off if you prefer a solid black look). The PuraFlame has an adjustable thermostat that generates 1,250 watts and uses 120 volts. It weighs about 8 pounds and has an easy-carry handle as well as a safety feature for tipping.
It’s best for smaller rooms, 400 square feet or less.
Although this is a slightly more expensive option, this Fahrenheat space heater can cover up to 1,500 feet (which is a considerable amount in comparison to other brands). The wattage is adjustable, from 2,500 to 5,000 watts and the heat range is 45 to 135 degrees.
The heater comes with a 4-wire plug, wiring harness, and a ceiling bracket, too, so that it can be mounted to a wall space. This makes it one of the most versatile options on this list because it’s small and can literally fit anywhere.
Purchasing a Heater That’s Best for You
Now that you’ve seen the best quiet space heaters, it’s time to figure out what’s right for you and your living arrangements.
Although you might be tempted to grab the highest wattage or lowest price, it’s important to consider your room(s) size, run time, and how often you’ll need the heater (based on your climate and location).
To read more about electric heaters and how to find the perfect one, click here.