Electric heaters are used to heat a room or area by converting electrical energy into heat. These heaters may be used in lieu of turning on a heater in a home or in an area that is exposed to cold air. ConsumerResearch.com offers ratings on the best electric heaters available on the market.
Lasko 755320 Ceramic Tower Heater
The Lasko 755320 Ceramic Tower Heater has an eight-hour timer, and users can adjust the thermostat to maintain their personal comfort level. The dimensions of the electric heater are 7.25 x 8.5 x 23 inches and comes with a digital display. The weight of the electric heater is 4.31kg and includes a multi-function remote control for users. The heater has two power levels, 900 and 1,500 watts, and shuts off by itself when it becomes too hot. As of 2010, the cost of the Laski 755320 Ceramic Tower Heater is about £35, and it comes with a three-year warranty.
DeLonghi Mica Panel Radiator HHP 1500
The DeLonghi Mica Panel Radiator HHP has two heat settings and offers a maximim power of 1,500 watts. A feature is also located on the heater that allows users to maintain a desired room temperature. The heater can be mounted a wall and has water-splash protection for bathroom use. The price for the heater can be found online for about £61, and it has a one-year warranty.
Optimus H-5210 Infrared Quartz Heater
The Optimus H-5210 Infrared Quartz Heater offers instant heat and has two different heat settings, 400 or 800 watts. The portable electric heater weighs 2.27kg., and the dimensions of the heater are 6 x 14 x 15 inches. This heater is only effective within close range and doesn't have a built-in fan to heat an entire room. It automatically shuts off when it is tipped over or overheats. The heater can be found for £19 and comes with a three-year warranty.