It’s fairly easy to find yourself a space heater that you can place on your desk or on your nightstand for personal heating. But what do you do when you need a larger room heated? Do you have a couple of large rooms that need to be kept warm without running your old, inefficient, money-sucking furnace? Space heaters that are designed for larger areas can be a great investment and suit your more demanding heating needs. Luckily, the best space heater for 1000 – 2000 sq ft extra-large rooms will get the job done.
But finding a good one is a chore in and of itself. So today, we are going to take the guesswork out of large capacity space heater shopping for you. In the following article, we will be taking a look at the best space heaters for 1000-2000 square feet as well as answering some important consumer questions about these types of products.
Best Space Heater for 1000 - 2000 sq ft Extra-Large Rooms Comparison
Best Space Heater for 1000 - 2000 sq ft Extra-Large Rooms Reviews
Have you ever dreamed of having a fireplace in your home to keep you toasty in the winter months? Fireplaces are great but unless you have a steady stockpile of firewood, they tend to just gather dust. Duraflame has come up with an elegant solution for anyone who has ever longed for their own fireplace or anyone who simply wants to warm up a large room. The Duraflame 3D Infrared Fireplace Stove puts out 5,200 BTU’s of heat which makes it capable of warming a room up to 1,000 square feet.
It is shaped and designed like a small, rustic, cabin-style stove furnace but there are no actual flames. Instead the Duraflame 3D Infrared Fireplace Stove uses a quartz heating element and infrared heat technology to warm extra-large spaces all while displaying realistic 3-D flames inside the glass enclosure.
You can adjust the built-in thermostat depending on how warm you want it and control the whole unit with the included remote control. And if you just want to see the flames dance without the heat, you can set it to a no heat mode. The whole thing weighs 28 pounds so it’s not too heavy and stands only 24 inches high.
- Auto shutoff safety feature
- Doesn’t rob the air of humidity
- Stays cool to the touch
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This is another forced air space heater from a manufacturer known for making rugged, long-lasting and powerful tools. While this space heater was designed for large construction sites, we couldn’t resist trying it out in our backyard. That’s because the DeWalt DXH190HD puts out a whopping 190,000 BTU’s which makes it capable of warming spaces that are up to 4,200 square feet.
Needless to say, you aren’t going to want to run this beast indoors. It was designed for construction sites and will turn any indoor space into an oven very quickly. It runs on kerosene which the tank holds 14 gallons of. That gives this DeWalt forced air heater a run time of about 10 hours. It features a rugged design, easy to ignite switch/dial system and wheels for easy transport.
- Runs on kerosene or diesel
- Safety shutoff feature
- Great for outdoor use
If you are in need of serious heat for a large room or area, this Dyna-Glo forced area heater will certainly do the trick. This is a no-nonsense kerosene fueled space heater that puts out 50,000 BTU’s of heat. So you can easily heat an area of up to 1,500 square feet with this forced air heater. This heater can hold up to 5 gallons of K-1 kerosene and on a full tank it lasts for about 14 hours. But it’s not hard to tell when you need to refill because there is a clear gas gage right next to the gas cap.
The Dyna-Glo KFA50DGD is easy to refill when the time comes and has a top-mounted handle so you can easily move it from room to room. The whole unit only weighs about 26 pounds without a full fuel tank and starting it up is as easy as flipping a switch. This space heater would be great to keep the RV warm while you are camping or to make a drafty den more comfortable in the winter. In fact, we used this space heater in our garage and it worked so well that we totally forgot that it was 38 degrees outside.
- Shuts itself off to prevent overheating
- Excellent for garages
- Heats large areas very quickly
What to Look for in an Extra Large Space Heater
When it comes to space heaters of this capacity, you are going to want to be careful with what you buy. Be sure to have a specific idea of the space or area you intend to use yours in. That will best inform your choice as to which space heater would be right for you. But in general, here are some features to opt for:
- Safety shutoff features
- Multi-fuel capability
- The ability to heat at least 1,000 square feet
- CSA certification
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of heater is the cheapest to run?
Infrared space heaters like the one on our list are among the most energy-efficient.
How many BTU’s do I need to heat 1500 square feet?
In general, it would take about 24,000 BTU’s to heat an area of 1,500 square feet.
Is ceramic or infrared heater better?
Infrared heaters are more energy-efficient and they don’t pose some of the health concerns that ceramic heating elements do.
As with most things in life, it pays to know exactly what you need or are expecting from a space heater. Figure out which room(s) or outdoor area you will be using yours in and let that be your starting point in terms of shopping.
Do you prefer overall ambiance? Do you mind buying fuel? Do you have really demanding heating needs? These are all questions you should be asking yourself before you buy. But our list of the best space heaters for 1000-2000 square feet is a great place to start so check them out for yourself soon!
Frank is the chief editor and director at Specialty Air, where he oversees testing, research, and editing for all air quality-related articles. Frank is an expert in the air quality space with extensive experience testing, researching, and reviewing air purifiers, air conditioners, air filters, air fresheners, fans, and more. He also has over 4 years of experience with issues surrounding mold remediation, radon mitigation, moisture management, air duct systems, HVAC, and insulation.