The Best Space Heaters for Warmth Indoors and Outdoors
By ETonline Staff
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We're about a month into fall and temperatures are cooling down. The desire to relax outside on the patio with a hot beverage or curl up indoors for a casual evening in is inevitable. After all, it is the prime season for all things cozy.
Whether you want to still use your patio into winter or your house heater isn't exactly as toasty as you'd like, the often brisk fall and winter weather can make it difficult to get truly comfortable. Everyone has different heat preferences, and while built-in, central heating systems or baseboard heaters might do enough to take the chill off of an indoor space or large room, that doesn't mean they're producing enough supplemental heat -- let alone making your home or office cozy enough for everyone in it.
This is where space heaters come in. Depending on the style or make, this often compact technology boasts adjustable temperature settings which work to heat up spaces with warm air, based on the preferences within a single room or area. The other allure of a space heater is its portability -- whether you need to transport a lightweight, indoor device from one room to the next, take it with you to work if you have returned to the office or you need to wheel an outdoor heater to a different corner of the backyard, it's possible thanks to some of the more modern styles.
There are currently a lot of available options on the market -- some budget-friendly, while others are on the pricier side. To help you determine which space heaters are really worth the investment, ET has scoured the internet in search of the best models for every lifestyle and budget. Our favorites include the Dyson Bladeless Fan & Heater, Vornado Heater and the Lasko Ceramic Space Heater.
If you're continuing to make the most out of your outdoor space, deck or balcony, be sure to also check out our top picks of patio heaters to keep you warm as you enjoy the outdoors. (Turn on a patio heater as you put up holiday outdoor decorations!)
Ahead, shop the best indoor and outdoor space heaters. You can also review the top air purifier picks of 2021 from ET. Looking to elevate your outdoor patio space? Check out the best fall patio furniture deals under $200 and inspo for how to host the perfect outdoor movie night.
While this effective outdoor heater has so many great qualities, its best feature is arguably the wheels perched on the bottom of the device -- which provide greater accessibility and the opportunity to seamlessly move the heater wherever you please.