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Best Ways to Heat Small Spaces

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Throughout the winter months, chances are your heat is running non-stop to keep you warm. But turning up the heat throughout your entire home is expensive and inefficient, especially when you consider how the majority of your time is spent in just a few rooms. That’s why space heaters and electric fireplaces are great options that allow you to employ supplemental zone heating – so you can turn down your thermostat and add heat to the space you’re in when – and where – you need it, saving you money on energy and heating costs These heat options offer a simple, convenient and cost-effective choice for heating small areas. Plus, many units can be moved from room to room as needed.

Whether you’re looking for a way to stay warm in your office or you want to cozy up on the couch on a chilly night, the three options below offer great ways to heat small spaces without raising temperatures throughout the home.

Lantern Space Heaters

If you love the timeless look of lanterns and the zone-heating capabilities of space heaters, a lantern with a built-in infrared heater is the right choice for you. The duraflame® 27” Portable LED Electric Flameless Candle Lantern with Quartz Infrared Heater is just one example of everything that lantern space heaters have to offer. With a traditional candlelit lantern appearance, it doubles as a beautiful décor piece and a portable heater.

Add warmth and ambience to your home
The duraflame® 27” Portable LED Electric Flameless Candle Lantern with Quartz Infrared Heater helps add warmth and ambiance to your home with a soft glow. 

One of the primary benefits of this type of space heater is the style it provides. Not only can you enjoy the heat it gives off, but you can also bask in the glow of the realistic-looking candle. These heaters are also ideal for small rooms and specific areas of larger spaces, and they’re compact enough that you can carry one from room to room with minimal effort.

Plus, lanterns are as versatile as they are stylish and suit nearly any space. The taller, thinner design blends well with many furniture and décor styles, so they’re equally at home with rustic themes and modern aesthetics. Even better, duraflame® lanterns include safety features, including cool-touch design and overheat protection that shuts off the unit before overheating occurs for worry-free use around kids and pets.

Stove Heaters

Another popular solution for small spaces is the electric stove heater. The duraflame Infragen Stove Heater with 3D Flame® Effect, for example, produces enough heat to warm up to 1,000 square feet, making it ideal for apartments and larger rooms around the home. The eco-friendly design also means it doesn’t generate any emissions and uses less energy than your home HVAC system, even though it can produce a substantial amount of heat and be easily relocated to suit your needs.

Stove heater
The duraflame Infragen Stove Heater with 3D Flame® Effect is a small unit that produces expansive heat. 

When you imagine an electric stove heater, you may envision a style similar to the one above, and this is true for many available options. Stove heaters are ideal for farmhouse décor, log cabin-inspired design and anywhere a traditional look is desired. However, they’re also available in sleek, contemporary profiles and bold pops of color to complement modern environments.

Depending on which style you choose, many electric stove heaters allow you to view authentic-looking flames inside, which create a cozy, welcoming feel that makes any room more inviting. Simulated, but realistic coal beds and logs, along with a gentle, flickering glow, make it feel like you’re sitting next to a real piping-hot stove. Yet thanks to a plug-in design, you can enjoy warmth and beauty with the peace of mind provided by a low-maintenance electric unit.

Wall Mounted Electric Fireplaces

When space is at a premium, there’s no reason to skimp on style, efficiency or comfort. Wall-hanging, or wall-mounted, electric fireplaces provide a great solution for smaller rooms without adding clutter or limiting your ability to move freely. Wall mounting a fireplace can also create a sleek, less obtrusive appearance that lets the heating unit blend into surrounding décor. Plus, their realistic flames help to enhance any room with eye-catching style. It’s even possible to choose options that allow you to adjust not only the temperature level, but also the color and speed of the flames for a truly unique appearance. Add one to the living room for a cozy place to gather with friends, or mount one in a finished basement for a more welcoming family room that no one will be able to resist.

Felicty Wall mounted fireplace saves on floor space
Wall-hanging, or wall-mounted electric fireplaces like the Felicity create great ambiance without taking up floor space. They also come with a stand and can sit on any surface. 

Efficient Heating for Rooms of Any Size

There’s no reason to let the cold make your home’s smaller spaces less inviting with so many ways to stay comfortable thanks to efficient, stylish and portable heating. Whether you prefer a lantern, stove or wall-hanging heating unit, it’s easy to find options that suit your comfort needs and design vision.  Browse a variety of models from Duraflame and ClassicFlame®, the market leader in electric fireplaces, to take the first step toward a cozier home no matter the season.