Top 9 Best Combination Fans and Heaters Reviews

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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When it comes to maintaining a relaxed environment, having the right appliances can make all the difference. One such appliance that has gained popularity recently is the combination fan and heater. This versatile device provides the convenience of both cooling and heating options in a single unit, making it an ideal choice for year-round comfort.

Our article explores today's top combination fan and heater models, considering their performance, features, efficiency, and overall value. Our top for the list was the Lasko Space Heater. We chose this ceramic heater because it features two handy knobs on top of the heater enabling you to place the adjustable thermostat to a desired temperature.

For our second pick, we chose Dreo Space Heaters because it is constructed from ABS flame-resistant fabric with a Fire score of V0, however falling short of first place due to its limited power options. For our third choice, we went with the Honeywell Fan Heater because it is more energy-efficient and a better option for conserving energy.

1. Lasko Ceramic Adjustable Thermostat Space Heaters

Lasko Ceramic Portable Space Heater with Adjustable...
  • 2 Quiet Heat Settings – This tabletop electric space heater...
  • Adjustable Thermostat – The adjustable thermostat maintains the...
  • Widespread Oscillation – The optional widespread oscillation...
  • Easy to Use – The Lasko 5409 ceramic space heater comes fully...
  • Built-In Safety – Safety is a top priority at Lasko, this space...

This streamlined space heater out of Lasko brings 1500 watts of soothing warm air to an entire room. I liked how the product features a classic style in silver using simple-to-use manual controls, built-in security features, and an adjustable thermostat for customized comfort.

The product features two handy knobs on top of the heater enabling you to place the adjustable thermostat to a desired temperature and choose from 3 silent settings; large heat, low heat, or fan-only mode.

It has a built-in transport handle that lets you quickly transfer the area heater from one place to another. Plug directly into a socket and get comfy. Warmth in which you require it!

Packed with all the safety features, this heater securely brings heat to your house. I also liked how the automatic overheat protection ensures that the heater automatically switches off if left for a long time, even though the outside of the heater remains cool to the touch.


  • Adjustable Thermostat.
  • Efficient Heating.
  • Quiet Operation.
  • Portable Design.
  • Safety Features.


  • Non-Oscillating.
  • Limited Coverage.
  • Limited Control Options.

2. Dreo Space Heaters for Indoor Use

Dreo Space Heaters for Indoor Use, Atom One Portable...
  • Faster Heat Than Ever: Powered by Dreo Hyperamics Technology,...
  • Shield360° Protection: Heat up your day and night without...
  • Save More on Energy Bills: ECO Mode adjusts the heat level...
  • Warm Any Angle: Experience the heat that envelopes you in the...
  • Engineered to be Quieter: Brushless DC motor and 9 aerodynamic...

Dreo Space heater is a great option that came in handy with its two pieces of security equipment: Overheating security and Tip-over protection. The air purifier switches off in the event of overheating and unintentional knock away. It’s constructed from ABS flame-retardant fabric with a Fire score of V0, considered the maximum rating.

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You can turn on the spinning button found on the upper panel to guarantee an extensive-angle heating system. I loved how the heater rotates at an 85-degree angle, evenly heating a vast area.

The heater includes two heat settings: 1000W and 1500W. It’s accompanied using a cooling fan. You can put a temperature between 58 and 94 degrees Fahrenheit based on your comfort zone. The set temperature is observable on the electronic LED display of this heater.

Fitted with the newest technology, I used the timer to determine the heater's operation. I recommend placing it anywhere between one to eight hours, based on your need.


  • Safety features.
  • Efficient heating.
  • Oscillation feature.
  • Adjustable thermostat.
  • Remote control and timer.


  • Noise level.
  • Limited coverage.
  • Limited power options.

3. Honeywell Fan Forced Surround Heater

Honeywell HHF360V 360 Degree Surround Fan Forced Heater...
  • 360 DEGREE ALL AROUND WARMTH – Use the Honeywell 360...
  • SAFETY MATTERS: This small heater offers multiple safety...
  • INCREASE YOUR COMFORT – Always be comfortable, no matter what...
  • SMART SAVINGS – Worried about heating costs? An electric heater...
  • HONEYWELL QUALITY: Help improve heating and energy savings in...

Supplying 360 all-around heat, this portable heater is excellent for small to midsize rooms. As per my observations, the low setting doesn’t require too much power to function, so it’s more energy-efficient and a better option for conserving energy.

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Delivering enhanced security features and readily controlled relaxation, this heater that can serve in the bathroom features an adjustable thermostat, two heating settings, a 360-degree tip-over change, overheat protection, easy grab, and trendy touch grip management.

I loved utilizing this portable fan at home as it helped improve relaxation and supplemented my home heating requirements. A range of Honeywell heaters features a fan-forced, glowing, and infrared mode to fulfill all your heating requirements.

Portable heaters are a wise and effortless way to add warm air to an entire room. I found it best to turn down my whole house thermostat several degrees and heat only the area I was in as a way to help me save money while providing a soothing heat solution.


  • 360 Degree Surround Heat.
  • Adjustable Thermostat.
  • Fan Forced Heating.
  • Two Heat Settings.
  • Energy Efficient.


  • Limited Heating Range.
  • Noise Level.

4. Optimus Fan Heater with Thermostat

Optimus H-1322 Portable 2-Speed Fan Heater with...
  • 2 Heat Settings (750 and 1500 watts)
  • 4-position Function Switch (off/fan/low/high)
  • Fan-only Setting
  • Internal Heat Limiting Thermostat
  • Thermal Cutoff Safety Device

With this heater, there are a total of three settings that you can place it on. The first one is the fan setting, which means exactly what it says: you can run this heater without the heat and be used as a fan. That said, it’s more like plain air being pushed out-out of the heater rather than cool air. I found that fan mode with this heater was handy for circulating air once I had heated a room to my desired temperature.

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Then moving on to the central part of this appliance, there are two heat settings. The low heat setting with this heater has a 750Watt output, that’s 2,559 BTUs. While the high ground is double the low setting as it has an output power of 1500 watts, that’s 5,118 BTUs. Each of the two locations has its place on when to be used.


  • Portability.
  • Quiet operation.
  • Thermostat control.
  • Overheat protection.
  • Four-fan speeds settings.


  • Limited features.
  • Limited heating range.
  • Not suitable for frigid temperatures.

5. Comfort Zone Oscillating Space Heater

Oscillating Space Heater – Ceramic Forced Fan Heating...
  • FAST, EFFICIENT HEATING: Our oscillating space heater uses a...
  • ETL CERTIFIED & BUIT TO BE SAFE: In addition to being ETL...
  • OPTIMAL COMFORT: A digital thermostat prevents overheating &...
  • LOWER ENERGY COSTS: Frostbite weather shouldn’t take a bite out...
  • LIGHTWEIGHT, PORTABLE POWER: This heating appliance is easy to...

My living area heater employs a forced-fan flow to heat as it moves from side to side, quickly and equally warming a whole space when keeping a constant temperature. Along with being ETL Licensed, this personal heater involves an overheat security detector and an automated fail-safe that cuts capability to the device when it is accidentally tipped over.

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An electronic thermostat prevents overheating and stuffiness, whereas still, an 8-hour timer with auto shutoff lets you program the device beforehand to keep up a constant, comfortable temperature.

Frostbite weather should not have a bite out of your paycheck. The semi-permeable ECO manner adjusts heat output to reduce prices, while its ceramic construct prevents generating too much heat despite the fan speed while taking up minimal floor space.

I found the heating system simple to maneuver from room to room or choose a road trip. A remote controller enables easy modification, whereas the remaining trendy home assists in preventing burns.


  • Efficient heating.
  • Stay cool, housing.
  • Oscillation feature.
  • Timer and temperature display.
  • Remote control and digital thermostat.


  • Noisy operation.
  • Limited heating range.
  • Lack of advanced features.

6. Stiebel Eltron Watts Heater

Stiebel Eltron 074057 240-Volt 2000-Watts Heater
  • Surface mount design
  • Quality construction
  • Quiet operation
  • Built in thermostat for maximum comfort
  • Reliable performance

Stiebel Eltron CK 20E (208-240V) wall-mounted electric fan heater, 208-240 volts is perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, and any place where quick heat is required.

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They comprise surface-mount design with rapid, easy setup and may be installed over existing obsolete heaters. They have an exceptional design that enriches the decor, which I found appealing. The streamlined design fits almost everywhere, and the downdraft design removes hard flooring.

The characteristics also have a silent operation, a built-in thermostat, and superior construction. The Stiebel wall-mounted heater is a slick alternative to traditional electric room or recessed heaters and offers rapid heat to your basement.

It may be mounted anywhere in the home and has a fresh layout to efficiently and economically disburses cold air throughout the overall location. At 240 volts, it generates 2000 g of heat with a fan to improve heat transfer.


  • Easy to Install.
  • Energy Efficient.
  • Silent Operation.
  • Efficient Heating.
  • Compact and Stylish Design.


  • Limited Coverage.
  • No Thermostat.

7. Vornado Whole Room Space Heater

Vornado VH2 Whole Room Space Heater, Linen
  • HEAT DIFFERENTLY — Gently heat all in the air in a small to...
  • HEAT EFFICIENTLY — Select between the 2 heat settings...
  • CONTROL YOUR COMFORT — The mechanical thermostat with seven...
  • HEAT SAFELY — Advanced safety features include a cool-touch...
  • SUPERIOR SUPPORT — When you choose a Vornado fan, you’re...

The Vornado room heater isn’t your average space heater. With Vornado’s vortex actions, you have the touch to vortex energy-efficient technologies, which evenly heat an entire room for a low price!

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Unlike many space heaters, which heat the distance right before the device, the warmth instantly rises to the ceiling. This powerful fan not just creates warmth but circulates it through the whole room. This entire area heater has an easy-to-use turn-dial thermostatic temperature control knob of up to three fan speeds.

I found it practical only to heat the area comfortably, then turn back the dial before the heater shuts off. The Vortex Heater will subsequently maintain that temperature at 3 to 4 degrees due to its high cooling power.

I loved that this whisper-quiet household heater contains advanced security features, cool-touch outside, automated tip-over, and over-heat security worry-free use that effectively monitors air quality. The Vornado VH2 was approved at the excellent housekeeping research institute as the top security pick in the Feb. 2008 issue.

I recommend lowering your electricity bills this winter by using a Vornado energy-efficient heater or sharing energy efficiency by providing a Vornado electrical heater for a present. However, the model is created for 120 volts only.


  • Adjustable Thermostat.
  • Whole Room Heating.
  • Energy-Efficient.
  • Quiet Operation.
  • Safety Features.


  • Limited Heating Range.
  • No Remote Control.

8. Dyson AM09 Fan Heater

Dyson AM09 Fan Heater, Iron/Blue
  • Year-round use: quickly heats the whole room in winter with a...
  • Patented Air Multiplier technology effectively projects heating...
  • Intelligent thermostat monitors the room to reach and maintain...
  • Safety: this fan heater has no exposed heating elements so there...
  • AM09 features include the Quiet Mark accreditation, sleep timer,...

Quick, even-room heating paired with solid personal cooling makes the Dyson fan heater a success all year round. Through Dyson’s air multiplier innovative technologies, the tower fan heater produces a potent stream of uninterrupted warmth to the space for jet-concentrated, strong airflow or diffused, broad projected airflow to combine the surrounding atmosphere.

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The exact, energy-efficient fan heater has been given the quiet mark certification. I liked its features, such as the sleep timer and oscillation management. It includes a rounded, magnetized remote controller to put away neatly onto the device while in my man cave.


  • Safety Features.
  • Bladeless Design.
  • Jet Focus Control.
  • Remote Control and Timer.
  • Efficient Heating and Cooling Settings.


  • Price.
  • Noise Level

9. Vornado SRTH Small Room Tower Heater

Vornado SRTH Small Room Tower Heater, White
  • Signature V-Flow heat circulation with wide heating zone
  • 2 heat settings with fan-only option
  • Automatic safety tip-over switch and overheat shut-off protection
  • Easy-To-Use controls with 4-hour auto-off timer
  • Backed by a 5-year limited warranty

The Vornado SRTH efficiently circulates heat, with no necessity for oscillation, with all V-flow heating flow. Bypassing the heat through specially contoured louvers, the SRTH spreads the heated atmosphere in a broad, V-shaped pattern that produces a consistently comfortable area.

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This vast, strong airflow is exceptional for oscillating heaters, producing unbalanced heat output signals and departing warm and cold spots within the room. I liked that the SRTH provides easy control supplying two heat settings plus a constant fan-only setting for year-round usage.

The SRTH has many safety features, such as a tip-over switch, automatic safety shutoff when the airflow becomes blocked, a sturdy, non-oscillating base, and an exterior that stays cool to your touch, even after hours of performance. However, the model is created for 120 volts only.


  • Safety Features.
  • Compact Design.
  • Energy-Efficient.
  • Powerful Heating.
  • Adjustable Thermostat.


  • Limited Coverage.
  • No Oscillation.

Frequently Asked Questions on Fans and Heater Combination

a) What are the disadvantages of fan room heaters?

Fan room heaters, while commonly used for heating purposes, do have their share of disadvantages. Firstly, they can be noisy, causing disturbances and discomfort in quiet environments. Secondly, fan heaters tend to dry out the air, leading to potential respiratory issues and skin dryness.

They also have limited reach, as the warm air is usually blown in a specific direction and may not evenly distribute heat throughout a room. Fan heaters consume more electricity than other heating options, resulting in higher energy bills. Lastly, their exposed heating elements risk burns or fire hazards if not used carefully.

b) How effective are fan heaters?

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Fan heaters are generally effective for providing localized warmth in small to medium-sized spaces. They work by drawing air over a heating element and then distributing the heated air into the surrounding area using a fan. Fan heaters are known for their quick heating capabilities and the ability to deliver almost instant warmth.

However, their effectiveness can be limited when heating larger areas or poorly insulated rooms. Additionally, fan heaters tend to create a drying effect due to the circulation of dry air, which can be uncomfortable for some individuals. Fan heaters are efficient for targeted heating but may not suit all situations.

c) What is the most efficient way to heat a room?

The most efficient way to heat a room depends on various factors, such as the insulation, size, and layout. However, some general principles can guide efficient heating. First, insulation should be improved to minimize heat loss. This includes sealing drafts, insulating windows, and adding insulation to walls and ceilings.

Next, a programmable thermostat helps maintain optimal temperature levels, preventing unnecessary energy consumption. Additionally, using zone heating, where only heated occupied areas can save energy. Finally, choosing efficient heating systems such as electric heat pumps or gas furnaces with high Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings can maximize energy efficiency while keeping the room warm.

d) How do you choose the best fan heater?

When selecting the best fan heater, several key factors must be considered. First, determine the heating capacity you require for your space. Look for a heater with adjustable heat settings and a thermostat for precise temperature control. Safety features like tip-over and overheating protection are essential.

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Consider the noise level of the fan and opt for a quieter model. Look for energy-efficient options with programmable timers and eco modes to save on electricity bills. Compact size and portability are convenient for moving the heater around. Lastly, read reviews and compare prices to find a reliable brand that offers good value for money.

Final Take

Whether you live in a region with extreme weather conditions or desire a versatile appliance for any season, a combination fan and heater can be a valuable addition to your home. Choosing the best combination fan and heater depends on your needs and preferences.

Whether you prioritize advanced features, air purification, affordability, or portability, the market offers a range of options to suit every requirement. With the right fan and heater combination, you can enjoy year-round comfort and create the ideal indoor environment regardless of outside weather.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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