Heat Storm's Wi-Fi enabled infrared heater and wall mounted version is the best heater we tested. Its powerful heat output reached 30°F in 10 minutes, and it has a thermostat accurate to 0.5°F. But it's expensive, and its construction materials feel cheap.
Lasko CT16450 Small Portable 1500W Oscillating Electric Ceramic Space Heater with Manual Thermostat and Overheat Safety Protection for Indoor Home Use
Lasko CT16450 Small Portable 1500W Oscillating Electric Ceramic Space Heater with Manual Thermostat and Overheat Safety Protection for Indoor Home Use, Black. It's an inexpensive, compact, 3-heat setting heater that is ETL listed, portable, and powerful enough for a small room. Don't expect too much from it performance wise but it's not a bad heater for a rental.
The Midea America Corp/Import International Trading CO LTD WestPointe Black Radiator Heater is the best portable heater in our review, thanks to a strong heater output, bright display and an affordable price.
This ceramic space heater is the cheapest in our roundup, but its long 4-year warranty and decent performance set it apart from the rest of the field.
PELONIS Oil Filled Radiator Heater Luxurious Champagne Portable Space Heater with Programmable Thermostat
It's a space heater in furniture form. Cleverly designed to lay flat, its heating system is practically hidden. And, instead of setting the temperature low, the heater can be set to warm the room over the course of the day.
The heater's metal casing fends off accidental bumps, but the base can skid on smooth surfaces. The space heater gets hot to the touch, but there's plenty of space around it, so you can easily touch it without burning yourself.
This space heater puts out a lot of heat, but doesn't feel as hot as we would have hoped. It's quiet, and the thermostat gives the user a lot of control over how hot the room is.
The easy-to-assemble design, programmable thermostat, and 3-speed fan make the Amazon Basics 1500W Oscillating Ceramic Heater a solid option. It comes with an automatic shutoff feature and overheat protection, and its well-built design will give you peace of mind.
Despite its hefty price tag, this portable space heater outperforms most space heaters we tested. Its touchscreen interface and easy setup make it ideal for use in any home setting.
Our pick for best budget heater has 1,500 watts of power, 2 heat settings, and an automatic climate-control system. Great performance, energy efficiency, and safety features make it worth its price.