Depending on what you are looking for in portable heaters, deciding between ceramic heaters or electric heaters is usually an individual choice. There are factors, though, that can help you determine which heater type best suits your needs. They are as follows:
Factor 1 – Cost
If cost is an issue, then a portable electric heater would be a better budget choice, as the ceramic heater is more expensive.
Factor 2 – Programmable Option
If you would like to have a heater that is programmable, then the ceramic heater would be a good choice. Electric models are not usually programmable. If you think you will use only the regular settings for heating, then, a programmable option would not a usable feature.
Factor 3 – Stability
For a family with children or pets, a heater that will not tip as easily may be an attractive choice. A ceramic heater, then, would probably work better for you because it weighs more and is more stable. This stability factor would also be desirable if you wanted to leave your heater turned on overnight.
Factor 4 – Oscillation
Oscillation will often be an attractive feature, because oscillation would allow a room to heat up more quickly and would be better dispersed more evenly.