The 5 Best Selling Electric Space Heaters
Author: Sam StreubelManaging a household budget during a down economy can be a daunting task. One budget item that everyone pays close attention to during the cold winter months is heating fuel costs.
What many home owners have discovered over the years is that zoned heating is an immediate and effective method to keep a lid on high heating bills. Zoned heating is accomplished by turning back the main thermostat 5–10 degrees and heating only the room(s) that are occupied.
More often than not, the favored heating appliance for room by room zone heating is the portable electric space heater.
What follows is a list of the 5 best selling electric space heaters determined by sales figures compiled from Amazon.com.
#5 - Although technically a space heater, the Dimplex CS3311 is best known as the number 1 selling electric stove in the US.
The Dimplex stove appeals to buyers who want something more decorative than the average space heater but doesn’t require a lot of space. This makes them ideal for apartments, condos, and RV’s.
#4 - Honeywell HZ-2200 Mini Tower Surround Heater The Honeywell Mini Tower is an inexpensive, compact heater that features optional front or surround heat, adjustable thermostat, and back-up thermal circuit breaker.
It is also plagued by complaints of excessive noise, thermostat control failure, and a short working life.
#3 - DeLonghi EW7707CM Oil-filled Radiator This radiant heater is the only type of space heater allowed in college dorms. Since it’s a pure radiant heater it has no fan and is ultra quiet.
Although the product description states it has a low surface temperature, you might be better off with the model TRD0715T if you have kids or pets to worry about. The difference is the TRD0715T incorporates several vertical thermal tunnels which keep the hot elements enclosed and out of reach.
#2 - Lasko 755320 Ceramic Tower Heater Ceramic heaters have really gained in popularity over the last few years. Ceramic elements provide instant heat and the heater itself is generally quieter than other fan equipped heaters.
The tower configuration provides more heat higher up and the oscillating (side to side) motion distributes the heat evenly throughout the room.
#1 - Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater The Lasko 754200 is currently #4 on Amazon’s site wide Best Sellers List and has been there for 322 days.
Although compact in size and only 10” tall, it has the same 1,500 watt heat output as larger units. The fact that it’s priced around $20 probably contributes a great deal to its popularity, but it would be difficult to remain a best seller for as long as it has if it wasn’t a good value.