The portable space heaters on Cheapism’s list could save consumers money on utility bills if used strategically: Dial down the thermostat and let a space heater warm the room being used.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2011
A new buying guide by Cheapism.com, a review site dedicated to finding quality low-cost products, identifies the best cheap space heaters under $35. Four models top the list -- three convection heaters, which use a fan to heat an entire room, and one radiant heater designed to warm a person sitting nearby. The convection Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater is powerful (even on the lowest setting) and heats mid-size spaces without making much noise (a common gripe about the fans in convection heaters). The DeLonghi DCH1030 Safeheat Ceramic Heater, another convection design, is tiny but mighty and features an anti-freeze function that turns on if the room temperature drops below 44 degrees. The Honeywell HZ-0360 Mini Tower Surround Heater is a convection heater with a 360-degree design that sends out heat in all directions. The Optimus H-5210 Infrared Quartz Heater is a radiant space heater that warms without a fan, heats up quickly and is easy to transport and store.
Cheapism’s top picks contain must-have features and reflect analysis of space heater reviews. The Lasko 754200, DeLonghi DCH1030, and Honeywell HZ-0360 boast adjustable thermostats, two heat settings, and a fan-only setting that makes them useful in warm weather. The Optimus H-5210 has two heat settings and multiple safety features, including a tilt switch that shuts off the unit if tipped over and cool-touch housing. All Cheapism’s picks feature automatic shutoff to prevent overheating.
The portable space heaters on Cheapism’s list should save consumers money on utility bills if used strategically: Dial down the thermostat and let a space heater warm the room being used. Electric heaters also warm up personal space at the office.
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Called by The New York Times “a Consumer Reports for the cheap,” Cheapism.com is a review site that serves consumers on a budget who want the best value for their money. Cheapism is the only review site that focuses exclusively on low-price products, a part of the market often overlooked by experts.