The Best Space Heaters for Warmth Indoors and Outdoors

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We're about a month into fall and temperatures are cooling down. The desire to relax outside on the patio with a hot beverage or curl up indoors for a casual evening in is inevitable. After all, it is the prime season for all things cozy.

Whether you want to still use your patio into winter or your house heater isn't exactly as toasty as you'd like, the often brisk fall and winter weather can make it difficult to get truly comfortable. Everyone has different heat preferences, and while built-in, central heating systems or baseboard heaters might do enough to take the chill off of an indoor space or large room, that doesn't mean they're producing enough supplemental heat -- let alone making your home or office cozy enough for everyone in it.

This is where space heaters come in. Depending on the style or make, this often compact technology boasts adjustable temperature settings which work to heat up spaces with warm air, based on the preferences within a single room or area. The other allure of a space heater is its portability -- whether you need to transport a lightweight, indoor device from one room to the next, take it with you to work if you have returned to the office or you need to wheel an outdoor heater to a different corner of the backyard, it's possible thanks to some of the more modern styles.

There are currently a lot of available options on the market -- some budget-friendly, while others are on the pricier side. To help you determine which space heaters are really worth the investment, ET has scoured the internet in search of the best models for every lifestyle and budget. Our favorites include the Dyson Bladeless Fan & Heater, Vornado Heater and the Lasko Ceramic Space Heater. 

If you're continuing to make the most out of your outdoor space, deck or balcony, be sure to also check out our top picks of patio heaters to keep you warm as you enjoy the outdoors. (Turn on a patio heater as you put up holiday outdoor decorations!) 

Ahead, shop the best indoor and outdoor space heaters. You can also review the top air purifier picks of 2021 from ET. Looking to elevate your outdoor patio space? Check out the best fall patio furniture deals under $200 and inspo for how to host the perfect outdoor movie night.

Space Heaters

This ceramic heater provides two heat levels and one cool air fan, so you can use it for both winter and summer. 

Through bladeless technology, the Dyson AM09 Hot & Cool Bladeless Fan & Heater provides a dual-temperature element that will help to keep spaces warm in the winter and cold in the summer.
$400 AT QVC

The allure of this compact heater is that it can fit into just about any and every corner of your home, while still producing the same amount of heat-radiating qualities.

Users love the adjustable thermostat on this heater, which ensures any space is warmed to just the right temperature.

If you want to warm your home without having to sacrifice the interior design of a space, look no further than this nostalgic-looking panoramic infrared indoor heater.
$242 AT QVC

This 360-degree portable heater is compact and ideal for mid-sized rooms. The device also boasts energy-saving properties for a more affordable and eco-friendly heating experience.

The design of this compact heater allows it to blend in regardless of where it's at in your home -- all while still delivering regular bursts of warmth.

Patio Heaters

Thanks to its carbon fiber gold-coated tubes, this Trustech infrared vertical patio heater targets direct objects through a high heating accuracy.

While this effective outdoor heater has so many great qualities, its best feature is arguably the wheels perched on the bottom of the device -- which provide greater accessibility and the opportunity to seamlessly move the heater wherever you please.

This infrared heater boasts nearly 2,000 rave, near perfect reviews on Amazon.
$239$191 AT AMAZON

This propane heater boasts a heat-adjusting element that ensures temperature control regardless of the outdoor weather.

There's a reason this heater style is seen everywhere -- from outdoor events to restaurants. The tabletop heater not only radiates warm energy, it also blends seamlessly into any space.

Cozy up outdoors with this top-rated heater -- complete 48,000 BTU's and constructed with stainless steel.


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