Have you heard of the Puraflame or Costway 7-lb electric fireplaces that you can carry in one hand? The company also makes mini energy efficient portable electric heaters that look pretty cool too.
It’s almost like having your very own portable fireplace.
It’s designed to heat smaller spaces, such as cottages, trailers or individual rooms (ie. home offices, guest bedrooms, etc..).
This mini electric heater is convenient to have if you don’t want to keep your entire house heated but want a supplemental heat source that you can use when needed.
Is this Mini Electric Heater Safe?
This 9″ freestanding unit only weighs 8 lbs. Although convenient, one of my initial concerns was safety. I mean, with a device so small, how easy would it be to forget about it or even knock it over?
PuraFlame has this covered with overheating and tip-over protection with a sensor on the base of the unit. You also don’t have to worry about gas or oil, since this unit is 100% electric.
And lastly, the PuraFlame heater stays cool to the touch. Perfect if you have young kids of pets in the house.
Does the Mini Fireplace Cost a Lot to Operate?
This fireplace heater is also energy efficient. You can find an easy formula for calculating the exact cost for running a 1250 watt heater in your home on this page.
PuraFlame uses LED lights to create the realistic flame and coal embers effect. These bulbs only use 5 watts of energy and have a lifetime of 75,000 hours. That’s a long time of maintenance-free use.
You can even use your mini fireplace without the heat. Of course, this setting uses virtually no electricity, but you can still enjoy many hours of relaxing ambiance.
In addition, this model features an adjustable thermostat, so it will maintain a certain room temperature without you having to remember to turn it off and on. This is another easy way to save energy and cut costs on your heating bill.
You didn’t ask about the noise factor, but I’ll tell you anyways. It’s quiet.
Energy Efficient Portable Electric Heater Specs:
- 1250 Watts
- 6′ Power Cord
- Comes in Red, Black and White
- Heats up to 400 Square Feet
What About Other Portable Energy Efficient Heaters?
As I mentioned in the beginning, PuraFlame makes an entire line of electric fireplaces.
What I noticed right off the bat is that all their products have super high ratings from customers. They use advanced technology to create realistic flickering flames in their products that have customers actually buying them in multiples!
The Clara is not the only energy efficient portable electric heater you can get. PuraFlame also makes a larger 12″ 1500 watt unit, the Octavia. It is larger, produces more heat, uses more electricity and costs about $15 more. Other than that, it’s pretty much identical to the smaller version.
Furthermore, the Clara electric heater has competitors. The Crane is a similar model with 3 settings (glow, 750 w, 1500 watt). It looks almost identical, and you can get it in yellow (as well as black, white and red).