Great idea! Space heaters are a more eco-friendly approach to keeping your house warm in chillier months, because you don’t have to crank the heat up (which raises your bill) and you can heat only the rooms you’re in.

There are many brands of energy efficient appliances available on the market. They still function just as well as those that use more energy, in fact, some function better and last longer. Using energy efficient items in your home saves you money, even with their prices being a bit higher.

The best energy efficient space heaters that I have found are made by DeLonghi Mica Panel Radiator. Not only does this heater keep my entire room warm, I don’t hear it running one bit. I use it in an average sized room. If you have a smaller room, such as a home office or bathroom, the Optimus H-5210 Infrared Quartz Heater may be the right option for you. It keeps a small space nice and toasty for hours on end.

If you have a larger room, such as a living room, dining room, family room, or large bedroom that needs to be heated, the Vornado Whole Room Heaters are truly the best. I have not noticed a huge jump in my electric bill by using this heater at all and it costs about the same to run this heater as it does to leave a computer on all day, and there are different sizes of the Vornado heaters available. Using the right sized heater for the space that you need to keep warm will maximize energy efficiency as they won’t work as hard to keep your room at an even, warm temperature. You will definitely see a pleasant difference on your heating bill, and you will know that you’re making a conscious effort to be a little bit greener.