by RACHEL WRAY THOMPSON
It’s winter — that means you’re probably piling on your blankets and turning up the thermostat. But if you’re looking to reduce energy bills and heat specific areas of your home, consider a space heater. ConsumerSearch recently complied a great space heater report — here are their tips on how to select a space heater, and their top four picks:
ConsumerSearch pulled from great review sources like Consumer Reports, Good Housekeeping and This Old House, as well as user reviews from sites like Amazon.com.
Types of heatersRadiant Space Heaters
Advantages: Good for spot heating, quick heating; most efficient for short periods; quiet
Disadvantages: Not good at heating rooms; heat dissipates quickly; orange glow is distracting and/or annoying to some
Convection Space Heaters
Advantages: Best for heating rooms; variety of shapes and price ranges; some have fans
Disadvantages: Models without fans are slow to heat; models with fans can be noisy; can be expensive
Questions to ask yourself before you buy:
Sourced from: https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/the-best-space-heaters-consume-163936
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