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Space Heaters

Portable heaters add warmth to spaces that remain chilly when furnaces or other methods don't provide enough heat. From personal options that work well for desks and other small spaces to large models that warm up entire rooms, the heater options at Staples meet the needs of most users.

Consider the Types of Portable Heaters
Space heaters provide warmth using either radiant, micathermic or convective technologies. Radiant heaters provide warmth in small areas using infrared radiation. This method provides heat through a bulb, bar radiator, glowing panel or burner head that warms people and objects in close proximity, rather than the air. Convective heaters warm the air using an element that produces consistent heat paired with a fan that blows the warmth outward. As the air is heated, cooler air gathers around the element and the cycle continues until the space reaches the desired temperature.

Micathermic portable heaters use a combination of convective and radiant technologies that provide warmth quickly and efficiently. These models have a heating element that is surrounded by mica stone. When mica is heated, it emits electromagnetic waves that push the warmth into the air for consistent temperatures in the space.

Choosing the Right Size Portable Heater
Heaters provide warmth based on the wattage of power they use. A model offering 300 watts of power will heat the immediate area, such as near a desk or within a cubicle. Large options with 800 to 4,000 watts generally provide enough heat for 1,024-square-foot spaces. The largest room heaters provide warmth based on British thermal units (BTUs). These options have output ranges of 30,000 to 210,000 BTUs and heat rooms up to 3,000 square feet in area.

What Types of Power Do Portable Heaters Use?
Space heaters use electricity, kerosene, natural gas and propane to provide warmth. Electric models are less cost effective than kerosene and other liquid-powered options, but they don't require venting when used inside the office or home. These models don't affect air quality, making them a safer option over the other types. For open spaces with vents or garages with plenty of air movement, kerosene options provide maximum heat quickly.

Are Portable Heaters Safe?
Personal and room heaters come with features that improve safety when used according to manufacturer instructions. Models with automatic shutoff mechanisms have switches inside that immediately cut the power if the unit tips or falls. Many options have exterior surfaces that remain cool to the touch to avoid damage to the surroundings, people or pets that come in contact with them. Most products have overheating protection that shuts the unit down if the temperature of the internal components reaches unsafe temperatures.

Which Portable Heaters Are Quiet?
Portable heaters that don't have fans or forced-air mechanisms are the quietest options for use in bedrooms and offices. Oil-filled models or radiators that rely on electricity to heat the internal oil produce little sound. Many fan-based models have designs that promote quiet operation, making them useful in areas where a slight increase in noise isn't an issue.
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Honeywell Digital Ceramic Compact Tower Heater (HCE311V)
Item : 1034667 / Model : HCE311V
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  • 1500 watts
  • Color: Dark Grey
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.7 x 12.8 inches
39.99 $39.99
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Vie Air 1500W Portable 2 Setting Fan Heater White (VA-305)
Item : 24194925 / Model : 935100344M
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  • Power ON and OFF Light Indicator Overheating Automatic Shut Off
  • Ideal for spaces of 120 - 150 Square Feet
  • Overheating Automatic Shut Off
19.39 $19.39
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Honeywell Digital Ceramic Tower Heater with Motion Sensor, HCE323V
Item : 1034670 / Model : HCE323V
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  • Weight - 6.59 lbs
  • Cool Touch safety grill
  • Digital EnergySmart Technology with energy usage indicator
64.89 $64.89
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Optimus H-7247 1500 W Portable Oscillating Ceramic Heater With Thermostat, Silver
Item : 283363 / Model : 93578897M
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  • Modern design mesh grill ceramic heater
  • Automatic thermostat control switch
  • Tip-over safety switch
35.59 $35.59
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Lasko® Ceramic Compact Heater with Adjustable Thermostat
Item : 409749 / Model : 754200
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  • Heating capacity: 1,500W
  • Heating method: Ceramic
  • High and low heat settings and a fan-only setting
39.99 $39.99
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Honeywell Cool Touch Oscillating Heater
Item : 913519 / Model : HWL-7300/7200
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  • Digital EnergySmart technology can save up to 35% on energy bills
  • Compact design
  • Illuminated lights indicate room temperature
73.99 $73.99
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Impress IM-702 1500 W 2 Speed Fan Heater With Adjustable Thermostat
Item : 1271496 / Model : 93586199M
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  • Dual heat settings (750 W - 1500 W)
  • Adjustable thermostat control
  • Overheat protection circuit
28.29 $28.29
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Lasko® 5307 1500 W Oscillating Ceramic Tower Heater, Silver
Item : 205769 / Model : 5307
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  • Silver
  • Output power: 1500 W (max)
  • Working area: 150 sq. ft
50.59 $50.59
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Impress IM-701 1500 W Compact Fan Heater With Adjustable Thermostat, White
Item : 283188 / Model : 93578954M
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  • Output power: 750 and 1500 W
  • Duel heat settings 750 W/1500 W
  • Adjustable thermostat control
22.99 $22.99
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Vie Air 1500W Portable 2 Setting Fan Heater Black (VA-708B)
Item : 24194929 / Model : 935100347M
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  • Power ON and OFF Light Indicator Overheating Automatic Shut Off
  • Ideal for spaces of 120 - 150 Square Feet
  • Overheating Automatic Shut Off
23.99 $23.99
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Vie Air 1500W Portable 2 Setting Fan Heater Black VA-207C)
Item : 24194930 / Model : 935100342M
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  • Power ON and OFF Light Indicator Overheating Automatic Shut Off
  • Ideal for spaces of 120 - 150 Square Feet
  • Overheating Automatic Shut Off
21.59 $21.59
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Crane Aluminum Ceramic Personal Heater Black (EE-6490)
Item : 1739582 / Model : EE-6490
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  • Ultra-compact, upscale design complements any room decor
  • Includes fan for quick warming
  • 2 Settings: 800W, 1200W
35.89 $35.89
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Brentwood 1500W 2 in 1 Heater Black (93597876M)
Item : 24004771 / Model : BTWHF302W
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  • Compact Portable Heater
  • 2 Speed
  • Dimensions: 10" x 6" x 4"
17.19 $17.19
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Vie Air 1500W Portable 2 Setting Fan Heater Black (VA-601)
Item : 24194927 / Model : 935100349M
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  • Power ON and OFF Light Indicator Overheating Automatic Shut Off
  • Ideal for spaces of 120 - 150 Square Feet
  • Overheating Automatic Shut Off
23.99 $23.99
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Honeywell Digital Ceramic Tower Heater, HCE322V
Item : 1034666 / Model : HCE322V
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  • 1500 watts
  • Color: Dark Grey
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.7 x 21.6 inches
53.99 $53.99
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Optimus H-7800-Portable Mini Ceramic Heater, Black
Item : 1460597 / Model : 93578895M
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  • Output power: 300 W
  • Working area: Heats up to 100 sq. ft.
  • Black
22.59 $22.59
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Optimus H-7000 1500 W Portable Ceramic Heater, Black
Item : 283362 / Model : 93578893M
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  • Output power: 750 and 1500 W
  • 2 heat setting (750 and 1500 watts)
  • Fan only setting
37.79 $37.79
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Lasko® 1500W, Remote Control, Ceramic Tower Heater with Digital Display, Gray (5521)
Item : 205774 / Model : 5521
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  • Electric ceramic tower heater heats large rooms
  • Widespread oscillation with high, low and thermostat-controlled settings maintain even heat throughout the room
  • Space-saving tower measures 23" H x 7 1/4" W x 8 1/2" D
80.79 $80.79
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Lasko® Electronic Ceramic Tower Heater
Item : 409959 / Model : 5588
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  • Heating method: Ceramic
  • 2 quiet settings: High and low, plus an auto-thermostat
  • Elongated ceramic heating element extends your comfort zone
99.99 $99.99
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Lasko® 11.5" Pro-Ceramic Electric Utility Heater, Black
Item : 1364845 / Model : 5919
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  • Output power: 1500 W of comforting warmth
  • Three quiet settings: High heat, low heat, plus fan only
  • Adjustable thermostat control for personalized comfort
75.79 $75.79
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Lasko® Digital Ceramic Tower Heater With Remote Control, Gray/Silver
Item : 1364793 / Model : 5160
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  • Output power: 1500 W of comforting warmth, maximum BTUs: 5118
  • Two quiet settings: High heat, low heat, plus auto (thermostat controlled)
  • Multi-function remote control with on-board remote storage
57.99 $57.99
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Lasko® 1500 W Simple Touch Ceramic Heater, Black/Gray (CD08500)
Item : 24054927 / Model : CD08500
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  • Simple touch ceramic heater offers effective heating
  • Dimensions: 7.65"H x 6"W x 6"D, Cord length: 72"
  • Estimated coverage: 300 sq. ft
52.79 $52.79
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Lasko® 5812 750 W Automatic Air Flow Heater, Gray
Item : 206186 / Model : 5812
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  • Gray
  • Output power: 750 W (max)
  • Working area: 300 sq. ft
45.69 $45.69
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Lasko® Air Logic™ 21" Bladeless Tower Heater
Item : 1322641 / Model : AW300
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  • Two heat settings
  • Remote control with convenient storage in rear pocket (batteries included)
  • Dimensions: 21.17"(H) x 8.10"(W) x 9.16"(L)
91.99 $91.99
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