With temperatures plummeting and snow already coming down in parts of the UK, it's safe to say we're all feeling the cold snap. And while in recent years we may of just whacked on the heating, this year, due to the ongoing expense of energy bills, we're looking for alternative ways to heat our homes.
The solution? Investing in a portable electric heater.
Compact and space-saving, they're a cost-effective way to warm up a room without having to crank up all the radiators. Not just that, thanks to their portability, they can be moved from room to room to keep you toasty wherever you are.
Great for helping you cut down on the overall cost of your energy bills while instantly making you feel warmer, there's one model in particular that's proven to "work wonders on those cold mornings".
Say hello to John Lewis's Square Fan Heater — a £30 electric heater that shoppers are describing as "absolutely perfect".
Why we rate it
The fan heater has a slim 10.3cm design, making it ideal for moving around, whether you need some extra warmth while working from home, or keeping you warm in bed.
It comes with an ergonomic top handle that allows you to easily lift and carry it from room to room, and features a two-speed setting (low and high) and oscillating function for customised usage.
There's also overheating protection to ensure optimum safety when in use.
What the reviews say
With an average star rating of 4.7 out of five, it's clear shoppers couldn't be any happier with their purchases.
"I am really pleased with this little heater. It warms our kitchen really quickly and takes up little space. As one expects from John Lewis products, the quality of this heater is first class. Very robust and I really like the cut out element."
"I bought one to help ease the burden of gas central heating costs. The square fan heater £30 has not disappointed me, in fact it has passed all the reviews that I read. It is extremely quiet, it heats up straight away, saves money. I like how small it is, but how powerful it works, it even oscillates."
"Great little portable heater for the office. Works wonders for those cold morning when your toes need to get warm."
"This is absolutely perfect for a small room. [It] warms the space up incredibly fast and with the thermostat setting, you can leave it on without worrying it will be running all the time. Very light and easy to move from room to room, which is exactly what we needed as we combat the chill in the "charming period cottage" we rented!"
"Bought for my son at Uni, for when he needs some instant heat. Quick and efficient and heats up room well. Great [that] it rotates."
"This heater is head and shoulders better than other portable electric heaters that I've invested in over the years. It can heat the entire reasonable-sized living room or kitchen within minutes."
Shop now: Square Fan Heater | £30 from John Lewis & Partners
Not the only top-rated heaters from John Lewis, the retailer is also selling two more tower-style models, both quiet to run, complete with wide-angle oscillation, two heat levels and a sturdy, easy-to-move design.
John Lewis Mini Tower Fan Heater | £40 from John Lewis
John Lewis Tower Electric Heater | £55 from John Lewis
Looking for something even smaller? This Russell Hobbs Compact Ceramic Plug Heater, £24.99, can reach up to 30C and can warm anywhere up to 10m² – which is most likely the reason why it keeps selling out and has topped Amazon's best heating category numerous times.