Best Budget Space Heaters Under $35 to Help Keep You Warm
By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
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In the winter months, curling up under heavy blankets and sipping hot drinks may not be enough to stay warm. But with central heating comes the constant struggle between turning up the temperature and not wanting to spend too much. Space heaters provide a third option, allowing one room to stay warm while keeping costs (and the temperature elsewhere) down. Based on an examination of features and reviews from consumers and experts, Cheapism.com has narrowed down the market to four space heaters that cost no more than $30.
All four are 1500-watt convection space heaters that use a fan to disperse warm air throughout a room. (They can also use the fan function without the heat on, making them useful during the summer months, as well.) An adjustable thermostats helps save money by automatically turning the heater off when the space reaches a pre-set temperature.
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When the heat is on, be cautious, as space heaters are the source of thousands of fires every year. The four space heaters recommended here have overheat protection, which helps lower the risk of fire, but it's still important to avoid putting them too close to combustible items such as furniture. Third-party organizations such as UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and Intertek, with its ETL Listed Mark, certify that a product has been tested to meet North American safety standards. These labels help lead consumers to smart options.
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