Portable electric space heaters are lightweight and can be moved from room to room. See our selection of portable space heaters below.
What is a portable heater?
A portable heater is pretty much what the name implies - a small space heater that you can easily move from one area to the next. Most units will usually come with built in carrying handles or even casters for easy transport.
How do portable heaters work?
Most units use electricity, but propane or gas portable heaters are also available. As a general rule, most people prefer portable electric heaters because electricity is easily available and safer to use indoors. In terms of portable electric heaters, there are many different heating styles available, from ceramic models to infrared heaters to oil filled radiator style heaters. The type you choose will really depend on your personal preferences and the area you're trying to heat. To get an idea of what styles are available, take a look at our portable heater comparison chart.
How large of an area will a portable space heater cover?
Most of these heaters are 1500 watt units, so they're best suited for individual rooms or areas up to 150 square feet. Keep in mind that portable heaters aren't designed to replace your central heating system. They're generally used to add supplemental warmth to an existing HVAC system or to heat up a single room.