Top-rated space heaters include the Vornado AVH2, Holmes HFH436, Crane EE8075O, Honeywell HZ-980 and Dyson AMO5, according to reviews by ConsumerReports. These space heaters can lower costs associated with heating the home and feature tip-over switches, useful safety features, accurate temperature control, portability and ease of use.
The Honeywell HZ-980 is an efficient space heater that is suitable for large areas. This Honeywell model operates quietly at two of its higher speeds and heats a room quickly. This heater is easier to use than other Honeywell models and incorporates touch-screen controls mounted on the top for easy access. The heater also has a timer and remote control for added convenience.
The Vornado AVH2 is a reasonably priced space heater that incorporates a fast heating capability, quiet operation and an extended five-year warranty. The mechanical controls are placed conveniently on top for easy accessibility, and the heater offers multiple fan speeds. This Vornado model has venting located on the rear, rather than the bottom.
The Holmes HFH436 is an expensive Holmes model that weighs only 2 pounds. This space heater offers impressive portability, safe operation and a useful startup timer. The startup timer is helpful for heating a room prior to waking up in the morning. It also features a ground-fault, circuit interrupter plug, which provides increased shock protection when water is present.