Portable electric heaters are available at prices ranging from $10 to $250, as of 2015. These heaters allow the user to move the heat source to where the he needs it most.
Fan-forced heaters use a resistance coil to produce heat. The fan circulates air through the room to distribute the heat. Many of these heaters have a plastic housing that does not get hot. They are usually the least expensive models.
Oil-filled radiators cost $40 to $80 and provide gentle but slow heat. They are a good choice for a room where the heater remains on for several hours.
Infrared heaters often have a stylish cabinet and direct the heat toward people. While they are more expensive, they are a good choice for a bedroom or den.