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The Best Space Heaters to Warm You Up This Winter
Space heaters are a quick fix for warming up if you're feeling chilly indoors. When used safely (plugged into an outlet — not an extension cord — and kept at least 3 feet away from drapes, bedding, and furniture), a space heater lets you keep a small area toasty without having to make the rest of the house feel like a sauna. READ: 14 Fireplace Upgrades Use our mini-guide to find out which type is right for your chilliest room.
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Radiator Space Heater

DeLonghi oil-filled radiator, about $91 How It WorksShaped like the traditional fixed kind, these heaters are filled with oil warmed by electricity. Why To BuyOil retains heat well, so the devices give off warmth for a while even after they're turned off. Best ForLiving rooms and bedrooms READ: All About Pellet Stoves: High Efficiency Heaters
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Fan-Forced Space Heater

Honeywell Cool Touch Energy Smart fan-forced heater, about $80 How It WorksA built-in ventilator blows air over heated metal coils. Why To BuyThe air current can be adjusted to focus on only part of a room — like where you sit. Best ForWorkshops and offices READ: 12 Easy DIY Fall Fix-Ups
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Ceramic Space Heater

DeLonghi ceramic heater, about $60 How It WorksElectricity heats up metal embedded in ceramic plates; the heat radiates to surrounding areas. Why To BuyAvailable in many shapes, they stay cool to the touch while providing quick, focused heating. Best ForSmall offices and sunrooms
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The Best Space Heaters to Warm You Up This Winter

Space heaters are a quick fix for warming up if you're feeling chilly indoors. When used safely (plugged into an outlet — not an extension cord — and kept at least 3 feet away from drapes, bedding, and furniture), a space heater lets you keep a small area toasty without having to make the rest of the house feel like a sauna. READ: 14 Fireplace Upgrades Use our mini-guide to find out which type is right for your chilliest room.

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