For larger rooms, lounges, and family rooms, heat pumps are the best choice for long-term use. However, in general, these areas require additional background warmth and can need spot heating in areas by the television or by the kitchen sink. In these instances, infrared heaters or fireplace heaters work well.
Portable Electric Heaters come in a variety of styles and sizes, but they all provide heating comfort instantly. These units also use a lot less energy than most heaters, so they can save you a lot of money on your utility bill! See our best space heaters here.
Infrared heaters are another good option. Infrared technology focuses and directs the heat, which in turn minimizes the effect of warmth being lost in a room with a lot of airflow. These heaters are usually placed in a fixed position to concentrate the heat towards people and options. See our best infrared heaters here.
Heaters from Vornado are also very effective when it comes to keeping rooms warm. These heaters constantly circulate warm air for a comfortable feel.
Electric Fireplaces can also be a great addition to any living room or lounge. These heaters use the same heating technology as any space heater - a fanned heating element is the heat source. These electric fireplaces from NewAir and Dimplex are stylish, fully portable, and much safer than regular wood-burning fireplaces. They also add a nice, classy feel to your home!