PROS: Keep cozy and eliminate chills while saving money on your heating bills
CONS: Space heaters won’t be as effective as central heating
TAKEAWAY: For a quick warm-up in an isolated space, these tiny heaters deliver
With half the country under a deep freeze, it’s time to start thinking about keeping warm. That’s not always easy to do if you live in a dorm or apartment where the landlord controls the temperature. Here are six smart solutions for keeping warm and toasty whenever you get a chill.
1. Honeywell HCE100W Heat Bud Ceramic Heater
The Honeywell HCE100W Heat Bud Ceramic Heater sits right on top of your desk to keep you warm, even when your roommate wants the room cold. And the wider, stable base keeps it from tipping over.
2. Lasko #100 MyHeat Personal Ceramic Heater
Why heat up the whole house when you can keep warm in your personal space with the Lasko #100 My Heat Personal Ceramic Heater? It heats up just where you are, which could save you some money on your electric bill.
3. Honeywell HCE200B Uberheat Ceramic Heater
You’ll never feel a chill when you power up this Honeywell Uberheat Ceramic Heater. It delivers 1500-watts of heating power, features two heat settings, a thermostat and comes with a 3-year limited warranty.
4. Comfort Zone Mini Fireplace
This is cool. The Comfort Zone Mini Fireplace simulates the appearance of a cozy, flaming fireplace anywhere you like at the touch of a button. It uses high efficiency PTC ceramic heating elements so you can stay relaxed and comfortable without having to pile on the blankets.
5. Crane USA Ceramic Personal Heater
The Crane USA Ceramic Personal Heater is an ultra-compact model that looks like a really cool speaker. The upscale design looks good enough to place anywhere. It’s a great way to keep your toes toasty under your desk while you work.
6. Honeywell 360 Degree Digital Surround Fan Heater
The Honeywell 360 Degree Digital Surround Fan Forced Heater provides heat in every direction. It has an improved engine design for superior, efficient heating and a programmable thermostat to customize your climate. Set the timer and it can turn off automatically, too.