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Comfort, your way

Explore the De'Longhi buying guide for personal & whole-room space heaters.

Convenient and economical, a space heater is a great way to add comfort to any room or space in your home. Using a De’Longhi heater can also help cut down on your heating expenses thanks to its ability to provide instant, direct warmth. This comprehensive buying guide goes over everything you need to know to choose the right space heater for you.

Finding the Right Size Space Heater for Your Needs

Space heaters are available in a variety of sizes and styles, including portable whole-room and personal space heaters. Whether it’s for your small office, a chilly bedroom or the detached garage, there’s a De’Longhi electric space heater to suit your needs. Whatever your needs De’Longhi can help you choose the type of portable electric heater that’s right for you.

Full-Room Space Heaters

Add warmth to your bedroom, family room or other living space with a portable whole-room space heater, such as a radiator, convector, ceramic tower, panel, infrared or parabolic heater. The most important thing to consider when buying a whole-room heater is the amount of square footage you want to heat and whether the heater you’re looking at buying is rated for that amount of space. A heater that’s too small or too large will be inefficient.

Personal Space Heaters

Personal space heaters, which typically include ceramic, fan and infrared options, are a great choice for staying warm in a small space, such as a bathroom or office. When buying a personal space heater it’s important to consider the space it will be used in. To heat up a chilly bathroom, for instance, you’ll want to find a model with a GFCI plug and protection against moisture damage.

Chose the type of portable electric heater that's right for you

De'Longhi Space Heater Features

Auto shut-off functions

Tip-over switches automatically turn a space heater off in the event that the unit falls over, while thermal cut-offs prevent overheating.

Power cord

Extension cords are not equipped to handle the electrical current required to run a space heater. A space heater with a longer cord is safe to use and allows for easier placement in virtually any room.


Many electric heaters feature either a programmable thermostat or an adjustable thermostat. A programmable thermostat can be set to your desired temperature and maintain the room temperature throughout the day. An adjustable thermostat, on the other hand, allows you to manually regulate heat output during use for optimal comfort.


Great for use at night, a 24-hour programmable timer lets you customize how long you want the space heater to warm up a room.


A remote control allows for easy operation from across the room.

Anti-freeze / Anti-frost function

An anti-freeze/anti-frost feature automatically turns the heater on when the temperature drops below a certain point.


A portable heater designed with handles and wheels allows for easy mobility from one room to another.

Radiator Portable Space Heaters

A radiator portable heater gives off radiant heat, or heat that is produced from a hot surface. The radiator’s “fins” are filled with oil that doesn’t burn off or need to be replaced – it simply warms up and heats the surrounding air. A radiator heater can provide ample warmth for hours at a time and can still give off heat even after it is turned off. This portable heater is ideal for long-term heating with evenly distributed heat.

Radiator Space Heater Features

Silent operation

Enjoy peace and quiet with a radiator space heater, which provides warming comfort without the noise produced by a fan.

Fully enclosed heating elements

Even with oil heating up inside the radiator fins, the outside surface remains safe to touch thanks to enclosed heating elements.

Durable, Maintenance-Free

High-quality, patented steel assembly. With permanently sealed diathermic oil you never have to change the oil, making for an efficient way to generate heat for long periods of time, even after the electricity is turned off.

Personalized Comfort

Customize to your heating needs with digital controls, including an adjustable thermostat, a timer and multiple heat settings.

Peace of Mind

Featuring a thermal shutoff to prevent overheating and an antifreeze setting that automatically warms up the heater to prevent frozen pipes.

De’Longhi Radiator Space Heaters

Interested in a De’Longhi radiator heater? Look for Real Energy Technology, which helps to maximize the energy the radiator emits and the ComforTemp sensing system, which maintains a preset temperature to help save energy and keep you comfortable. Pre-assembled castors make transporting a De’Longhi radiator heater easy, while patented thermal chimneys help De’Longhi radiator heaters maintain a low surface temperature.

Convection Portable Space Heaters

Convector space heaters are ideal for quickly warming up an entire room for longer periods of time. They work by transferring heat directly into the air and, as the warm air circulates in the room, it is gradually raised to a comfortable, uniform temperature.

Convection Space Heater Features

Quick Heating with a Fan System

If you want your convector heater system to heat up a room nearly instantly, look for a model with a fan system that will quickly start to circulate the warm air.

Wall Mountable

Some convector space heaters include wall-mounting kits so you can conserve floor space.

Heat Whenever You Want It

A 24-hour programmable timer puts you in control and lets you warm the room where and when it’s best for you and your family.

De’Longhi Convection Space Heaters

A De’Longhi convector heater designed with Hi-Fi technology allows the heater to evenly distribute heat, so an entire room warms up quickly and to the desired temperature. De’Longhi convector space heaters also feature ECO mode, which maintains an optimal level of comfort while saving energy at the touch of a button.

Ceramic Portable Space Heaters

Ceramic space heaters are primarily constructed from ceramic plates and metal coils. Electricity heats up the ceramic plate, and the heat produced is absorbed by aluminum components inside the heater. This heat is then either radiated or blown into the room with a fan. The surface temperature tends to stay relatively low, which makes the ceramic heater a safe option for use around the entire family.

Ceramic Space Heater Features


Many tower ceramic room heaters are designed to oscillate in order to heat a space more quickly and evenly.

Lightweight & Portable

Lightweight, compact, portable unit with lets you enjoy the comfort of personal warmth wherever you need it to go.

Personalized Comfort

Customize your heating needs with digital controls, including an adjustable thermostat and multiple heat settings.

Removable, Washable Anti-dust Filter

Look for a heater with a filter to trap dust and debris for a cleaner airflow.

De’Longhi Portable Ceramic Space Heaters

The Eco Plus function on several De’Longhi ceramic heaters helps to save energy by selecting the optimal level of heat depending on the difference between the current room temperature and the set temperature. Many De’Longhi models also feature the Silence System, which delivers a low noise level to enhance home comfort.

Fan Space Heaters

Fan space heaters function by passing air over a heat source and blowing this hot air into the room. Fan space heaters tend to be small and portable, which makes them ideal for heating small spaces.

Fan Space Heater Features


The easy-to-use high and low heat settings on a fan space heater will let you customize the temperature depending on your level of comfort.


Because of their small, compact size, fan space heaters are easy to move around and can fit in just about any space.

Peace of Mind

Features a thermal shutoff to prevent overheating.

Fan-only function

Some fan space heaters double as a fan without heat for year-round use.

De’Longhi Fan Space Heaters

De’Longhi offers a number of fan space heaters for virtually any room. A GFCI plug and IP21 drip protection are available features that make a De’Longhi fan heater safe to use as a bathroom or garage heater.

Discover the Best Space Heater with De’Longhi

De’Longhi space heaters bring warmth and comfort to your living room, bedroom or office when you need it most. Whether you’re looking to lower your monthly energy bill or add extra heat to a chilly room, turn to De’Longhi for the best radiator, convector, ceramic, fan and panel space heaters.


Are space heaters safe?

When used properly, yes. Follow these tips for safe use:

  • Look for UL, ETL or CSA labels to ensure the heater meets certain safety standards
  • Read the manual
  • Inspect regularly for damage
  • Place on a level surface several feet away from flammable items, such as curtains, papers and furniture
  • Plug directly into a wall outlet, never into a power strip or extension cord
  • Do not leave unattended for long periods of time

Will a space heater really help me save on my energy costs?

Yes, but only if you lower the home thermostat to 68 degrees or lower and use the space heater to heat a targeted room. You won’t see any savings if you leave the home thermostat at higher temperatures.