The Best Space Heaters For Large and Small Rooms

You'll stay warm and toasty with our top picks.

by Elizabeth Alterman
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The Vornado VHEAT Space Heater in sage green and gold

When it’s frigid outside and annoyingly drafty inside, nothing warms your home (or feet) faster a small space heater. On the flip side, the best space heater for large rooms can make your entire home, or large swathes thereof, feel just toasty enough that you forget it’s sleeting outside. But careening kids and fragile heat-emitting appliances don’t mix, so keep a few things top of mind before buying one.

The biggest concern is, of course, safety. You need a space heater with a sensor that shuts off if it overheats and you’re not home to do it yourself (or if you can’t control it remotely with an app). And if you have pets or toddlers, who tend to mess with things that are potentially hazardous, make sure it won’t tip over. If possible, look for one with a timer, a temperature setting and a remote control, so you can monitor it from afar (or rather, another room, without ever leaving your bed).

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