At the time of writing, the deepest of the winter months are upon a big part of North America. It’s a great time for hot chocolate, movie marathons, nice socks and space heaters! This cat has the right idea: get in front of a nice space heater and let the good times roll. Let’s take a look at ten of the better personal space heaters for the home or office.

10. Lasko 754200
Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat

Amazon.com Price: $23.14

Packing power in a compact design, the Lasko 754200 is an Amazon.com best seller, with automatic overheat protection and two heat settings. It will also keep your coffee mug company, although the cup might develop a bit of size-envy. Or perhaps they will fall madly in love…

9. Optimus H-5210 Infrared Quartz Radiant Heater

Amazon.com Price: $25.98

This is a bit of a bigger unit, measuring 4 by 14 by 13 inches, so it’s thin, long, and tall.  It also features two settings and is an especially quiet unit, if an annoying humming noise is a factor for you.

8. Lasko 6435 Designer Series Ceramic Oscillating Heater with Remote Control

Amazon.com Price: $48.98

The name of this one says it all. If fashion and having as many remote controls as possible are high on your list, this is the heater for you!  It oscillates (which means it moves back and forth), and you can control it remotely. Ahh, where will the wonders of the modern world cease?

7. DeLonghi Mica Panel Heater

Amazon.com Price: $79.99

Here’s a panel heater for those of you looking for a different style, say something you want to stick between your desk and a nook or up against a wall. It comes in chic black and even has little wheels so you can roll it around and warm different sides of your body to your heart’s (or whatever’s) content.

6. Holmes HFH436WGL-U Heater Fan with Bathroom Safe Plug

Amazon.com Price: $39.99

Here’s a heater with a small footprint that’s specially made for bathroom use, with a “Bathroom Safe Plug.” It also features a pre-heat timer so your bathroom’s warm before you go to use
it. Nice, few things are worse than leaving the warm sanctity of your bed for a frigid bathroom in the morning.

5. Optimus H-4110 9-Inch Dish Heater

Amazon.com Price: $19.99

Yet another style of space heater, this is a “disc” design that looks and functions much like a typical fan. Recommended as a desk heater, so very good for the office or your study at home.

4. Dr Infrared Heater Quartz + PTC Infrared Portable Space Heater – 1500 Watt, UL Listed , Produces 60% More Heat with Advanced Dual Heating System

Amazon.com Price: $137.99

Here’s a heater in a class all its own, looking more like a speaker system than a space heater.

3. Mr. Heater F232000 MH9BX Buddy 4,000-9,000-BTU Indoor-Safe Portable Radiant Heater

Amazon.com Price: $79.99

This heater looks like it was designed by the folks who made Fallout 3. It’s the space heater for the dystopian, apocalyptic future! Or maybe the cabin. It’s more heavy-duty than some of the other heaters on this list and is suitable for spaces up to 200 square feet. It also comes with a 1 year limited warranty… not good after the apocalypse. Always read the fine print.

2. Lasko 5624 Low Profile Silent Room Heater, Black

Amazon.com Price: $47.98

So we’re winding down this list. What have we learned? Well one thing is that space heaters come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, so you definitely have options. Here’s one that’s all about keeping a “low profile.” It’s also exceptionally quiet.

1. Honeywell HZ-385BP Safety Sentinel Electronic Ceramic Tower Heater

Amazon.com Price: $62.85

Loaded with safety features, including automatic tip-over and overheating shut-off, for the price, the Honeywell HZ-385BP is hard to beat.

Space heaters are great to make the room you spend the most time in extra cozy, but they do take up a bit of extra electricity. To keep your entire home warm in an efficient manner, make sure your heating system is looked at by a professional before using it. To find furnace repair in Las Vegas, contact Windy City Air at (702) 932-7284.

Main photo by Mr. T. in D.C.