Over the past couple of months, I worked with my friend Dr. Jim Shapiro once again to update The Sweethome's guide to the best space heaters.
Space heaters are a slow moving category, so we're weren't terribly surprised to find that the two pieces of hardware that have dominated the guide for the past couple of years outshone their competition again this year--but it was close. As the years wear on, we're beginning to see new hardware that's more energy efficient than what's come before. I reckon by this time next year, the Lasko and Delonghi hardware that we've grown to respect over the past three winters will begin to look very long in the tooth, indeed.
In the meantime, if your home heating system could use a bit of help, be sure to check out the guide. And if you are going to buy a heater, no matter which one you choose, do it sooner rather than later. These things have a way of disappearing once the weather turns right fucking ugly. You don't want to be caught cold and full regret.