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The best cheap space heaters

Cheapism Logo By Scott Nyerges of Cheapism | Slide 2 of 7: Best Space Heater for Overall Value Pros:  Oscillating fan warms up sizeable rooms quickly, reviewers say. Easy-to-use controls, including a digital thermostat and 1- to 8-hour timer. Quiet operation, according to users. Built-in safety features include overheat and tip-over protection; cool-touch housing and handle.  Cons:  A few reports of malfunctions within the 3-year warranty period. No fan-only setting.  Takeaway: Users and consumer product experts vouch for the Honeywell HCE311V as an excellent cheap ceramic tower space heater. The oscillating design and features such as the adjustable digital thermostat and timer are uncommon at this price (which, although it tends to go up in season, usually falls close to $40). This heater is available in two larger sizes, but several owners say that even this small model is effective at keeping a bedroom or moderately-sized living room warm. It’s also nice and compact enough that many claim it’s a perfect solution for cold and drafty bathrooms.

Honeywell HCE311V Review

Best Space Heater for Overall Value

Pros:

  • Oscillating fan warms up sizeable rooms quickly, reviewers say.
  • Easy-to-use controls, including a digital thermostat and 1- to 8-hour timer.
  • Quiet operation, according to users.
  • Built-in safety features include overheat and tip-over protection; cool-touch housing and handle.

Cons:

  • A few reports of malfunctions within the 3-year warranty period.
  • No fan-only setting.

Takeaway: Users and consumer product experts vouch for the Honeywell HCE311V as an excellent cheap ceramic tower space heater. The oscillating design and features such as the adjustable digital thermostat and timer are uncommon at this price (which, although it tends to go up in season, usually falls close to $40). This heater is available in two larger sizes, but several owners say that even this small model is effective at keeping a bedroom or moderately-sized living room warm. It’s also nice and compact enough that many claim it’s a perfect solution for cold and drafty bathrooms.

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