How to Calculate the Price?
I already did the math to calculate the price for me. Since I own a 1500-watt heater, my electric bill is actually higher (60%) than it would be if I used a 1500W heater. My bill included all the other appliances in my home, 2400W. The best way to know the price is to calculate it would be the same price as if you did not use the heater, taking some time to find out what the time of use rates are in your area.
Pay Attention to the Recommended Use
The best way to get the most energy efficiency out of a space heater is to make sure you’re buying the right sized heater for your needs. Space heaters have very low energy efficiency ratings. The bigger the heater, the more energy it’s going to use. It’s important to find the right sized heater that will heat the area you need it to heat. Pay extra close attention to the recommended use area to make sure you don’t get one that’s larger than what you actually need.
Do Space Heaters Use A Lot of Electricity?
Space heaters are a double-edged sword. Put one in the wrong room on the wrong setting, and you will cook yourself right out of the house. Space heaters are good to use in areas that need a little warming up, and are safer because the temperature is better controlled.
There are several different types of space heaters. Many of the space heaters that use electricity are actually more energy efficient than other heating options such as oil heaters and fireplace heaters.
Variable Heat Settings – The switch on the heating element is turned on and the room is no longer cold, so switch it off. There's really no motivation to change the setting. That’s why many people use to just leave the heating element on the hottest setting.
The switch on the heating element is turned on and the room is no longer cold, so switch it off. There's really no motivation to change the setting. That’s why many people use to just leave the heating element on the hottest setting. Stand-by Heat – With an on/off switch, each time you turn it on, it uses some energy, even if you don’t need any heat. With a stand-by setting, it heats the room and uses less energy than an on/off switch.