Best Economical Heaters 2022

When choos­ing a heater, many of the buy­ers first of all pay atten­tion not to the pow­er of the device, but to its effi­cien­cy. KP has pre­pared for you the top 5 best eco­nom­i­cal heaters
Best Economical Heaters 2022
The best eco­nom­i­cal heaters. Pho­to: Valery Zvonarev

Based on the cri­te­ri­on of effi­cien­cy, you can­not opt ​​for a spe­cif­ic type of heat­ing devices — in each form (be it oil, infrared, con­vec­tor, etc.) there are eco­nom­i­cal mod­els. At the same time, it should be remem­bered that an over­ly “eco­nom­i­cal” heater in win­ter can make you freeze.

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1. Electrolux EIH/AG2-2000E

Electrolux EIH/AG2-2000E
Elec­trolux EIH/AG2-2000E. Pho­to: Elec­trolux

This mod­el belongs to the cat­e­go­ry of the best and tech­ni­cal­ly advanced devices that com­bine two types of heat­ing — infrared and con­vec­tive. This tech­nol­o­gy allows you to simul­ta­ne­ous­ly achieve max­i­mum heat­ing speed and effi­cien­cy.

Unlike many ana­logues, this heater from Elec­trolux com­pares favor­ably with its styl­ish design and advanced func­tion­al­i­ty. In par­tic­u­lar, the elec­tron­ic con­trol unit will allow you to con­trol the set tem­per­a­ture, set half and full pow­er modes, set timer set­tings, and enable parental con­trol. But the main advan­tage of this device is that with a pow­er of 2 kW, it can warm up a room up to 25 m² well, even if it has far from the best ther­mal insu­la­tion.



Pros and cons

Effi­cien­cy, ver­sa­til­i­ty, uni­form heat­ing of the room, main­tain­ing the set tem­per­a­ture, timer
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2. Polaris PMH 2095

Polaris PMH 2095
Polaris PMH 2095. Pho­to: Polaris

Man­u­fac­tur­ers endowed this heater with a num­ber of inno­va­tions, which made it pos­si­ble to achieve high heat­ing effi­cien­cy with eco­nom­i­cal elec­tric­i­ty con­sump­tion. The main one is the instal­la­tion of a heat­ing ele­ment of a mikather­mic type. The pow­er of 2 kW allows it to heat a room up to 24 m².

The heat­ing ele­ment is a mul­ti-lay­er con­struc­tion of safe mica plates. This device is per­fect for a small apart­ment, and for giv­ing. Opti­mal heat­ing with min­i­mal ener­gy con­sump­tion allows you to achieve a com­bined type of heat­ing. This heater com­bines heat wave and con­vec­tion meth­ods of heat sup­ply.

In addi­tion, the Polaris PMH 2095 is easy to use, rel­a­tive­ly light in weight and com­pact in size.

Pros and cons

Heats up quick­ly, qui­et oper­a­tion, light weight and com­pact size, styl­ish design
Not too suc­cess­ful per­for­mance of the knobs, lack of autorun

3. Royal Clima ROR-C7-1500M Catania

Royal Clima ROR-C7-1500M Catania
Roy­al Cli­ma ROR-C7-1500M Cata­nia. Pho­to: Roy­al Cli­ma

Oil cool­ers have always been con­sid­ered (and are con­sid­ered) one of the most eco­nom­i­cal. Roy­al Cli­ma ROR-C7-1500M Cata­nia is one of the best mod­els in this regard. This device helps to set a com­fort­able tem­per­a­ture in a room up to 20 m² with an elec­tric­i­ty con­sump­tion of only 1.5 kW. In this case, you can adjust the degree of heat­ing. There are three modes in total — inten­sive, medi­um or soft. The lat­ter is the most eco­nom­i­cal.

This appli­ance uses envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly oil that has under­gone mul­ti-stage purifi­ca­tion. This avoids the unpleas­ant odor dur­ing oper­a­tion, which is char­ac­ter­is­tic of many old­er mod­els of oil heaters. The ther­mo­stat and over­heat­ing pro­tec­tion make this unit even more eco­nom­i­cal.

Pros and cons

Afford­able price, envi­ron­men­tal friend­li­ness, safe­ty, sim­ple oper­a­tion
Slight noise at work

4. Noirot Spot E‑5 1500

Noirot Spot E-5 1500
Noirot Spot E‑5 1500. Pho­to: Noirot

The French con­vec­tor Noirot Spot E‑5 1500 is dis­tin­guished not only by its econ­o­my, but also by its qual­i­ty and com­fort. The man­u­fac­tur­er man­aged to achieve this by equip­ping the device with an elec­tron­ic con­trol unit, a dig­i­tal ther­mo­stat and the use of high-qual­i­ty mate­ri­als.

This mod­el is able to cope with the heat­ing of a room up to 15 m². In this case, you can adjust the set tem­per­a­ture up to 1 degree. The stand­by mode allows the appli­ance to oper­ate with only 0.5 kW of pow­er. Such work has a great effect on the econ­o­my and dura­bil­i­ty of the heater. A mono­lith­ic heat­ing ele­ment gives this con­vec­tor the abil­i­ty to work unin­ter­rupt­ed for weeks. The total resource is designed for a 25-year ser­vice life.

Pros and cons

Fast heat­ing, qui­et oper­a­tion, com­pact dimen­sions, fine adjust­ment
High price, no legs includ­ed

5. Timberk TOR 31.2912 QT

Timberk TOR 31.2912 QT
Tim­berk TOR 31.2912 QT. Pho­to: Tim­berk

Safe and effi­cient oil cool­er Tim­berk TOR 31.2912 QT will pro­vide you with fast, uni­form and sta­ble heat­ing of the room. With a max­i­mum pow­er of 2.9 kW, the device can eas­i­ly cope with a room up to 28 m². It is pos­si­ble to achieve this result thanks to 12 sec­tions reduced in size. This allows you to effi­cient­ly and quick­ly heat the space, while eco­nom­i­cal­ly con­sum­ing elec­tric­i­ty.

For com­fort­able con­trol, a heat­ing indi­ca­tor and a three-lev­el pow­er adjust­ment are pro­vid­ed, and the wheels make the device mobile for mov­ing around the apart­ment. In addi­tion, the STEEL SAFETY tech­nol­o­gy used by the man­u­fac­tur­er elim­i­nates the pos­si­bil­i­ty of oil leak­age, and high-qual­i­ty mate­ri­als ensure its long ser­vice life.

Pros and cons

Pow­er, reli­a­bil­i­ty, ease of move­ment
Suf­fi­cient­ly large weight (12.4 kg)

How to choose an economical heater

What should you pay atten­tion to when choos­ing the best eco­nom­i­cal heater?




To pur­chase an eco­nom­i­cal heater, which, at the same time, can heat a fair­ly large area, you will have to “fork out” a lit­tle. As a rule, more or less eco­nom­i­cal mod­els will cost the buy­er from 2500 rubles.

On aver­age, the price of such a device, capa­ble of heat­ing a suf­fi­cient­ly large space, will be from 4 to 6 thou­sand rubles.


It should be borne in mind that almost all mod­ern heaters are equipped with numer­ous sen­sors that allow you to turn off the device in case of over­heat­ing, tip­ping over or any oth­er dan­ger. At the same time, do not for­get that it is for­bid­den to cov­er the appa­ra­tus of any type with any­thing in order to avoid fire.

Some mod­els (most­ly oil cool­ers) heat up to a seri­ous tem­per­a­ture dur­ing oper­a­tion. Accord­ing­ly, there is a risk of get­ting, albeit small, but a burn. To avoid this (espe­cial­ly if there are small chil­dren at home), it is bet­ter to choose a device in a pro­tec­tive plas­tic case, or with a wall or ceil­ing mount.

Heating area

When choos­ing an eco­nom­i­cal heater, it should be under­stood that by sav­ing too much on elec­tric­i­ty con­sump­tion, you risk freez­ing when the ther­mome­ter drops well below zero. As a rule, the most eco­nom­i­cal mod­els (up to 1–1.5 kW) have a small “work­ing” area — up to 15 m². Bal­anced heaters, which will allow you to warm up with a small con­sump­tion of elec­tric­i­ty (about 2 kW), will cope with heat­ing an area up to 20–25 m².

Noise level

Most mod­ern heaters are silent. Accord­ing­ly, they can be used in a room with any pur­pose — a hall, an office, a bed­room or a chil­dren’s room. Infrared heaters are con­sid­ered the qui­etest.

At the same time, heat guns and fan heaters are dis­tin­guished by a notice­able “buzzing” that can start to get on your nerves after some time. For quick warm-up, such mod­els are per­fect, but their long-term use can be annoy­ing. True, often these mod­els are by no means eco­nom­i­cal.

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Mounting specifics

As a rule, there are three types of heaters depend­ing on the mount­ing. These are floor, wall and ceil­ing. The first type is the most pop­u­lar because of its mobil­i­ty. Typ­i­cal­ly, such mod­els have legs or wheels and are light in weight. This allows you to move them from room to room if nec­es­sary.

Wall and ceil­ing are more often used if the buy­er needs the main heat­ing device. This arrange­ment helps warm air fill the room more even­ly and quick­ly.

Additional features

An excel­lent addi­tion­al fea­ture will be the pres­ence of an elec­tron­ic con­trol unit in your cho­sen device. This will allow you not only to set the tem­per­a­ture you need up to 1 degree, but also to set the com­fort­able con­di­tions that the heater will main­tain.



A nice addi­tion to the main (heat­ing) func­tions will be the pres­ence of a timer, thanks to which you can pro­gram the time to turn on and off the device. In addi­tion, some mod­els have a remote con­trol, which will also please the buy­er.

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Checklist when choosing the best economical heater

  1. It should be borne in mind that with all oth­er nuances, the effi­cien­cy of the heater will only appear if the device is used as an addi­tion­al source of heat­ing. If you need a main heat­ing device, then it is bet­ter to turn to gas appli­ances. And if you have a pri­vate house or cot­tage, then you can think about build­ing a brick oven.
  2. The pres­ence of a ther­mo­stat will sig­nif­i­cant­ly save on elec­tric­i­ty. When the heater reach­es a cer­tain tem­per­a­ture (set by the user), it will auto­mat­i­cal­ly go into stand­by mode. Of course, such mod­els will be a lit­tle more expen­sive, but in the future this dif­fer­ence will pay off.
  3. If you need to heat a large room (for exam­ple, a pri­vate house or a cot­tage), it is bet­ter to use sev­er­al heaters of dif­fer­ent pow­er than one that will cov­er the entire area. This will real­ly save on elec­tric­i­ty.
  4. Despite the fact that heat guns and fan heaters are not con­sid­ered the best choice in terms of econ­o­my, they are great for giv­ing. In this case, you need to quick­ly warm up the room or warm your­self, and not pro­vide heat for a long time. In com­par­i­son, an oil or infrared heater will take more time to heat the room, but it will also take longer to give off heat.