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Wide variety, price range when it comes to space heaters
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Wide variety, price range when it comes to space heaters

Wide variety, price range when it comes to space heaters
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Wide variety, price range when it comes to space heaters

We all need a little space, and sometimes, we need that space to be a bit warmer.

Space heaters have come a long way in recent years, with safety switches that turn them off when they're tilted, thermostats that disable them when they get too hot, and new heating elements that utilize infrared light.

At this time of year, one might have trouble finding them on store shelves, since they're about out of season for retailers.

But the late and bitter cold snap means people are looking for them.

Mike Decker, manager at Westlake Ace Hardare at 41st and Peoria, tells KRMG he just got a truck in and has a number of models on his shelves.

He says they range from about $30 to as much as $399 dollars.

At the top end, infrared heaters that claim to warm more than 1,000 square feet.

There are several things to consider when purchasing a space heater, from its size to the amount of noise it makes.

Wayfair.com has a good guide explaining how to find the right space heater.

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