An Easy Guide to Selecting the Best Small Ceramic Space Heater for your Home!
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A Small Ceramic Space Heater can make life more comfortable during those cold winter months and save some money on your heating bills.
The days of running the energy-hungry central furnace to heat the entire house is fast becoming a luxury many of us can’t afford anymore.
The cold winter months and save some money on your heating bills.The days of running the energy-hungry central furnace to heat the entire house is fast becoming a luxury many of us can’t afford anymore.
With a struggling economy a lot of folks like myself find themselves looking for ways to save money any way they can.
My goal is to help you select the best Ceramic Heater for your needs.
What is a Ceramic Heater?
A Ceramic Heater is an electrical consumer product that produces heat by passing room-temperature air over a ceramic heating element (PTC or Positive Temperature Coefficient.)
As electrical current is applied to the ceramic element the voltage quickly decreases as it obtains a particular temperature which is based on the composition of the ceramic element. This in effect means that a ceramic heater is self-regulating and is generally more energy efficient compared to a typical resistance space heater.
The advantage of PTC or Ceramic heating technology is makes it possible to manufacture a small personal size heater that will safely generate sufficient heat to warm a small to medium size room.
How to Select the Best Ceramic Space Heater!
There are a lot of ceramic heaters on the market today. Unfortunately, some of them are just not safe!
So, the first consideration should be safety. Ceramic Space Heaters produce heat and without built in safety features and approved components they could cause a fire.
The best Small Ceramic Space Heaters such as the ones I have recommended below will have built-in Over-Heat Protection and Auto Shut-Off in case it is tipped over.
Make sure that the Ceramic Heater you purchase has been tested and certified by one of these three testing laboratories – Underwriters Laboratory, Intertek, or Canadian Standards Association. A ceramic heater carrying one of these three laboratories labels has been tested and verified to meet United States construction and safety standards.
The days of running the energy-hungry central furnace to heat the entire house is fast becoming a luxury many of us can’t afford anymore. Making use of a small ceramic space heater for “Zone Heating” during the cold winter months and save some money on your heating bills.
Zone heating simply means to selectively heat only areas that are commonly used throughout the cold season. To accomplish this all that is necessary is to turn down the thermostat on your central heating system to approx. 60 degrees. Make sure to only partially close the heat registers in rooms that have plumbing to prevent any pipes from freezing.
Use small ceramic space heaters to heat the areas (Zones) that are commonly uses such as around the couch in the family room or the desk in the office bedroom.
After a lot of research, analyzing manufacture’s specs, studying customer reviews, and verifying information with manufactures I found these Ceramic Heater models I feel confident in recommending.
The Pro Breeze Ceramic space heater is one the many popular small home appliances produced by Pro Breeze International.
This unit caught my eye as I was searching for a small heater to keep on my boat during the winter months. The main purpose is to keep the fresh water supply system from freezing while unattended as well as to keep it comfortable inside when I visit.
The clean straight lines with a glossy white casing make it visually aesthetic. The main feature that I was looking for was an adjustable thermostat that would turn the heater on or off as the temperature outside changes.
My experience of using ceramic heaters for this purpose generally provides me with approximately 3 heating seasons of service. To be on the safe side, I like to replace the heaters on my boat with new ones and use the old ones around the house.
The Pro Breeze Ceramic 1500 Watt Electric Heater comes with three settings: Fan Only, 750 Watt, and 1500 Watt. The 750 W. setting is ample to heat my 30 foot boat and the 1500 W. setting warms up my 222 square foot office (at home lol) quickly and maintains a relatively steady temperature. The temp range seems to be around 3 deg. F. for the thermostat to cycle on and off which is good compared to some other models.
This model has a Tip-Over shut-off switch for safety and can be used in bathrooms.
The temperature control and selector knobs are located at the top which I prefer. There is a molded-in handle in the rear to make it easy to grip and lift with one hand.
The fan is quieter than most small heater I have reviewed but you are aware of its presence when its running.
This is a compact but powerful ceramic space heater measuring 6.5” x 5” x 9” inches and cranks out the heat almost as soon as you turn it on. The casing stays cool to the touch while its operating and, except for the first few minutes of operation, there was no plastic odor.
If you are searching for a personal heater or a small heater to warm up a small to medium size room the Pro Breeze Ceramic 1500 Watt Electric Heater will do the job!
It comes with a 1 year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty!
This attractive little heater has become a #1 Best Seller on Amazon and the reasons are obvious. It has two temperature settings. A 900 watt Low power setting and a 1500 watt High setting. That is enough heat output to heat a large bedroom or family room.
The cabinet stays cool to the touch and is ETL listed.
It has durable manual controls and the ceramic heating element is self-regulating.
A built-in safety switch guards against over-heating and a Very Quiet Fan.
It’s a backed by a 3 year Manufactures Warranty!
The Lasko 754200 is definitely belongs near the top of your list.
The name LASKO has become synonymous with quality Ceramic Space Heaters.
The Lasko 5409 Tabletop or Floor Heater has an Oscillating Feature to spread the warmth over a wider area.
There are THREE Settings: Fan Only, 900 Watt Low and 1500 Watt High. The fan is very quiet yet powerful enough to push the heat across the room. It DOES have an Adjustable Thermostat.
For safety it has built-in Overheat Protection.
In addition to the quality I really like the controls on the top.
The Lasko 5409 is backed with a 3 Year Manufacture’s Warranty.
This fine heater is powerful enough to warm up your work area or a whole room. Perfect for office or work shop!
The Crane EE-6490 is high-quality Ceramic Space Heater made by Crane, Inc. They are a very reputable manufacture.
This fine heater DOES NOT have a thermostat temperature control.
Sometimes simple is better!
It does have a Low setting that pulls 600 Watts and a 1200 Watt High setting. That’s more than enough heat to warm a medium size bedroom or work area.
The metal cabinet stays only warm to the touch. It has the built-in safety features for safe operation.
The Crane EE-6490 Ceramic Space Heater is a quality product that will last for years of dependable operation.
This attractive retro design ceramic space heater is only 6-1/2” inches wide and about as tall as an average smartphone but cranks out an amazing 900 Watts of comforting heat.
The Focondot Small Ceramic Space Heater has 3 settings: 3W room temperature (fan only), 600W, and 900W.
This is the perfect personal heater to set on your desk or work bench to take the edge off those cold days. And you don’t need to worry if you accidently turn it over. It has Tip-Over and Overheat Protection for peace of mind.
One of the features I like about this little ceramic heater is that it really heats up fast.
The Focondot Small Ceramic Space Heater is available in 5 attractive colors including Green, White, and Pink for you ladies and Black or Olive Green for you guys who what to maintain your manly image.
As typical with most small ceramic space heaters, you will probably notice a slight plastic or chemical smell when first used. This odor is normal and will dissipate after several hours usage.
Pelonis USA LTD is a PA based company that manufactures a huge line of components for residential and commercial HAVC as well as high-quality PTC Ceramic Heaters.
The Pelonis NT20-12D Ceramic Safety Furnace produces up to 5200 BTUs of heat. It features two heat settings, 900 Watts and 1500 Watts plus a Fan-Only setting. It will heat up to 400 sq. feet.
An Adjustable Thermostat allows you to set the temperature that is comfortable for you.
Overheat and Tip-Over Auto Shut-Off assure safe operation. ETL tested and listed.
The controls are located at the top you can see and so you won’t tip it over each time you change a setting.
The Pelonis NT20-12D is one of the Top Rated Small Ceramic Space Heaters available and the price is very reasonable.
It is backed by a 1 Year Manufacture Warranty.