I live in a small 2 bedroom, 1 bath well insulated brick home. We have a propane space heater that I am scared to leave on while we are not at home. Since I recently had a precious baby boy I did not want us coming home to a cold house. So we purchased this safe ceramic heater. It is approximately 1.5 feet long, 2.5 feet tall, and 10 inches wide. The heater doesn't take up that much space. It is gray, black, and silver. It is actually made out of a hard plastic so it doesnt get to hot to the touch. Great with kids around.
I like the heater because it has a digital display of the cuurent temp in the house. Shows what temp the heater is set on. It has a timer that you can set the heater on. There is a lever where you can adjust the direction of the heated air. Also has an ionizer for the air.
This small heater keeps my small house warm enough so that when I get home at night I can get the baby ready for bed rather than having to wait on the propane heater to heat up the house. I think the heater is very efficient at doing it's job in my small home. If you have a much larger space to warm you would need something bigger or more than one which is what my relatives have done for their home.
We have seen a small increase in the electricity bill approximately $15-$20. However it is worth it to me to feel like my home is safe from a fire related to the heaters.