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Electric heater reviews

Last updated: 23 May 2016

They're not the best for big spaces, but electric heaters can take the chill out of a small room pretty quickly. We lab test and review the latest electric heaters to help you find the best one for you. Our buying guide will help you decide which type of heater you need, and how we test explains our testing rigour and scoring method.

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Our test covers fan, column, convection, radiant and ceramic heaters. 

Our expert testers give every heater a thorough workout to help find the models that:

  • are the most effective at heating a room quickly and evenly
  • are the most energy-efficient
  • pass our safety tests
  • are easy to use.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you find the models that score best and have the right features to suit your needs. 

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