Whether it’s a master bedroom, living room or enclosed patio, heating a 1,000-square-foot room with a space heater offers enormous benefits. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, using a space heater often proves more cost efficient than operating a home’s central heating system. Space heaters typically use less energy as well.
The Vantage Hearth Blue Flame VSH20T is a gas heater controlled by thermostat but does not require a vent or chimney. Capable of heating a room up to 1,000 square feet, you can mount the heater on the wall or place it on the floor. Safety features include automatically shutting down the heater in the event of oxygen or fuel depletion. The heater does not require matches or electricity.
The Mr. Heater Vent-Free MHVFB30NGBT offers wall-mounting capabilities and runs on natural gas via a thermostat and blower fan. The heater warms areas up to 1,000 square feet, including workshops, enclosed porches, cabins and lodges. The battery-operated heater also gives a reading of the room’s temperature.
Wood-Encased Infrared Quartz
Encased in wood veneers, Duraflame Colby 10HM1342-C232 features such safety precautions as cool exteriors and automatic shut-off functions if overheating occurs. The heater also offers an air purification feature, LED temperature displays and a remote control. Composed of infrared quartz tubes, the heater provides an automatic shut-down timer.
The Dr. Heater Model DR968 includes an electronic thermometer offering temperatures between 65 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Made with a galvanized steel interior, the heater sits on wheels and provides a 72-inch cord. In addition to accessible front-panel buttons, the heater features a remote control as well. The heater offers energy-saving and low-noise blowers.
Designed to look like a fireplace, the Fireplace PurATron Insert is an electric heater capable of heating a 1,000-square-foot room. The vent-free device fits inside most fireplaces and features a fireless flame made instead from infrared heat. The manufacturer also offers a three-year warranty on the heater.
The electric Lifesmart Wall-Hanging Infrared Fireplace re-creates the appearance of a fireplace while using infrared quartz tubes. Features include a remote control, flame dimmer options and automatic shut-off in the event of overheating. The heater also allows you to display the flame images throughout the year without emitting heat.
Running on kerosene, the DuraHeat 23,000 BTU Portable Kerosene Heater requires no electricity and distributes heat via a dial control. The heater offers a safety feature that automatically turns the device off should it tip over. A visible fuel gauge allows you to measure the heater’s remaining kerosene levels.
Starting at the push of a button, the Sengoku MegaHeat MEGA-230 Convection Kerosene Heater does not require electricity or matches. Heating spaces up to 1,000 square feet, the heater accommodates large spaces, garages and rooms with towering cathedral ceilings. Safety features include an automatic shut-down tip-over function and a safety grill that encases the heat source.
- Grill & Hearth: Space Heaters
- Grill & Hearth: Vantage Hearth Blue Flame VSH20T Series Heaters
- Heater Store: Mr Heater MHVFB30NGBT - Vent Free Wall Mount Heater - 30,000 BTU/HR
- Duraflame: Duraflame Colby 10HM1342-C232
- Dr. Heater: Dr. Heater Model # DR968
- PurATron Products: The Fireplace PurATron Insert
- Best Buy: Lifesmart Wall-hanging Infrared Fireplace
- The Home Depot: DuraHeat 23,000 BTU Portable Kerosene Heater
- Sengoku: MegaHeat MEGA-230
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