CHICAGO, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With winter approaching, shoppers looking to buy portable space heaters should consider three models with positive reviews on Viewpoints (www.viewpoints.com). Each uses different technologies to warm the home.
Best Convection Heater:
DeLonghi Portable Oil-Filled Electric Radiator EW7707CB/CM (rated 85/100 – $50)
Convection heaters create warmth by heating oil up to the desired temperature, allowing the warmed oil to continue heating the room. Since there's no fan or moving parts, it's a great choice for quiet spaces, like the bedroom:
"I am able to place this heater in whatever room I'm going to be spending the most time in … allowing me to turn my whole house heater thermostat down." - cstephens
Best Radiant Heater:
Holmes Portable Quartz Tower Heater with 1Touch HQH319-U
(rated 87/100 – $45)
A radiant heater warms objects in a room -- perfect for a drafty home. Chilly users will also feel the heat sooner than from slower-to-warm liquid radiators. It also has a safety shut-off to prevent overheating or in case it falls over. One reviewer raved about the efficiency:
"This little heater gives big heat for the money." – kathi26
Best Combination Heater:
Lasko Portable Digital Ceramic Tower 755320
(rated 90/100 – $51)
This popular model features a quiet fan that blows warm air throughout a room, and the oscillating feature ensures a quick warm-up time with even heat. It comes with a remote control, programmable thermostat and 8-hour timer:
"My darling cats have tipped it more than once, but the heater shuts off right away, so I feel safe leaving the room for a few minutes." – renhoek1
Research on Viewpoints before you buy
"When comparing space heaters, shoppers are seeking reassurance. Online consumer reviews, like those on Viewpoints, provide consumers that peace of mind," says Viewpoints General Manager Denise Chudy.
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