Winter is coming …
Rob and Yvonne gave me their old Lasko 758000 space heater. Works well. I keep it beside my desk.
Wirecutter is my favourite product review website.
On their recommendation, in addition, I got the Vornado VH5 Personal Vortex Space Heater for only CAD $46.11.
Works very well. I keep it close to the bed.
As of August 2020 here are the Wirecutter picks for best space heaters.
The Vornado VH200 (similar to the VH5) surpassed almost every other space heater in speed and total power, delivering an immediate temperature increase that built steadily and evenly across the room over the course of an hour.
The VH200 is also quieter than most other ceramic heaters we’ve tried, emitting only a soft, fan-like whir, and it’s compact enough to tuck away in a corner.
It’s also one of the safest heaters we tested, featuring overheating and tip-over protection, and a plastic exterior that stays relatively cool to the touch—so you can warm yourself without having to worry.
The VH200 does get mixed reviews from some owners—those who find it slow to heat a particularly cold space or who have problems with the airflow from the fan—but Vornado tends to respond to critical reviews more reliably than other manufacturers do.