Some Like It Hot: How To Find The Best Home Heater For Any Space

May 4, 2022 – 3 min read 

Forget avoiding entire rooms that become cold boxes when the temperature plummets – the latest heaters are ready to warm every corner of your home (and the cockles of your heart). From portable electric heaters that resemble a crackling fireplace to energy-efficient gas heaters with inbuilt humidifiers and reverse cycle air conditioners for year-round comfort, there’s a cosy solution for every space. Here are our top picks.

Woman reading a book with her cat next to her home heater

For The Living Room

Don’t let winter freeze the heart of your home. The latest heaters can turn your living room into the winter chalet of your dreams – fireplace included! Introducing the Dimplex 2kW Winston Mantle Electric Fireplace. It’s a faux-fireplace (that means no need for a chimney) and electric heater in one, with a chic architectural mantle and surround. Just position it against a wall, plug in and switch on, then cuddle up to watch the realistic log-fire effect as 2kW of heat warms up the room. Bliss!

Spoiled for space with high ceilings and open-plan living? The Rinnai Energys aver 559FT 23MJ NG Heater Flued is the gas heater for you. Its powerful fan spreads heat evenly throughout large living areas, and an impressive 4.8 star (out of 6) efficiency rating means warming up won’t blow the household budget.

More Heaters For the Living Room

“Don’t let winter freeze the heart of your home. The latest heaters can turn your living room into the snug winter chalet of your dreams.”

For The Bedroom

If you’re lucky, you’re clocking a blissful eight hours a night here, so you’ll need a heater that can go the distance. The DeLonghi 1500W Dragon 4 Oil Column Heater with Timer is up to the task. It’s whisper quiet with no fan mechanism or moving parts and, like all oil column heaters, it's fantastic at retaining heat long after it’s been switched off. Castors make for an easy pack away, or wheel it into another room for movable warmth.

Want to control your bedroom’s temperature from bed? Who doesn’t?! The Dyson Purifier Cool Purifying Tower Fan Black/Nickel is remote controlled, purifies the air around you for a healthier home environment, heats, cools and looks mighty sleek while doing it. What more could you ask for?

For The Home Office

Whether you’ve allocated an entire room or just a cosy corner, a comfortable home office is one where the job gets done. Making sure your fingers aren’t frozen to the keyboard is simple with the latest portable electric heaters. Compact in size and completely cordless, the Handy Heater Pure Warmth can sit on your desk or floor. It’s quiet enough not to disturb a Zoom meeting, and a removable filter cleans the air while it heats it. The Kambrook Personal Ceramic Heater is another budget-friendly option with two heat settings and a safety tip-over cut-off switch. A nifty handle makes it easy to carry to the next room after you’ve powered down for the day.

Woman using a remote control to turn on warm air from an air conditioner on the wall in her living room

For The Alfresco Area

Outdoor entertaining is a 365-day affair thanks to convenient and powerful outdoor heaters. The Goldair 2000W Outdoor Radiant Heater with Wi-Fi is weather resistant, wall mountable and includes the option for voice command through any compatible Smart Home device. Or, simply use the remote control to turn the heat up.

For a slick inclusion to your outdoor set-up, the Excelair 2.2kW Outdoor Ceramic Glass Heater has an on-trend and corrosion-resistant black and silver finish. Just be sure to mount it well out of reach, because this one packs some serious heat. Its German engineered Schott Nextrema ceramic glass heating plate reaches a surface temperature of 450°C. Now that’s toasty!

For Every Room

You can’t go past a reverse cycle split system air conditioner for an all-in-one, year-round heating and cooling solution for any room in the house. Many are packed with extra features like air filters, quiet settings, movement sensors and Wi-Fi connectivity. The Hisense Reverse Cycle Split System has all of this, plus an Eco Mode, which means it automatically switches off when the set temperature is reached, saving you money at bill time.

You’ll breathe easy with a Panasonic Reverse Cycle Split System & Air Purifier with its built-in 24-hour air purifier (approved by the National Asthma Council of Australia). It works to remove dust, bacteria, viruses, allergens and pollen, hydrating and deodorising, leaving your house feeling fresh… and warm!

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