How Much Electricity Does Your Heater Consume?
Aren’t you glad you don’t live in the age when people would have to light a fire to keep themselves warm? We now live in a world where you can heat a room with the flick of a button, and a fraction of the time. The only downside of this advancement is that these room heaters cost a lot to run. Different types of heaters use different amounts of electricity, so it is important to choose the one that keeps your room warm and pocket too. Here’s how to figure out how much your room heater’s electricity consumption is and what you can do to control it.
Here’s How To Calculate Your Room Heaters Energy Consumption
You can figure out your room heater’s power consumption if you know how many watts it uses. The average room heater wattage is 1500. If you use your 1500-watt heater for 6 hours a day, you can just multiply the two variables to get your watt-hours.
For example, 1500 watts multiplied by 6 hours equals 9000 watt-hours.
Then, you can divide your watt-hours by 1000 kilowatts, which is how much you pay for electricity.
9000 watt-hours / 1000 kilowatts = 9
Now you can go check your electricity provider’s rate card to see how much they charge per unit used. This may be different from one provider to the next.
Let’s say your provider charges you 20 rupees per unit of electricity used. If you run your 1500-watt heater for 6 hours a day, it should cost you.
9 x 20 rupees = INR 180 a day to run your room heater.
Tips To Use Room Heaters Effectively
1. Choose a room heater with a wattage knob that can be changed to fit your needs. If the room is bigger, turn up the wattage. If the room is smaller, turn it down.
2. Get a room heater with a thermostat. This is a smart way to save money on electricity because it heats the room to the level you want and can be turned off when the room is warm enough.
3. Fan heaters or blowers can be a very cheap way to heat a room because they can be set to a lower temperature and still heat the whole room without using much electricity.
4. Buy room heaters that are the right size for your room. If you buy a larger heater for a small room, you will spend more money than you need to.
This is how you can figure out your room heater’s electricity consumption needs and adjust it to fit your budget and requirements. To learn more about how you can use your room heaters as efficiently as possible you can read our blog.
If you’re looking to buy room heaters that will keep you warm in the winter and won’t cost too much to run, check out the wide range of Crompton room heaters. These include heat convectors, quartz heaters, halogen heaters, and oil filler room heaters that will keep you and your wallet warm through this winter season. Also, let us help you buy the best room heater with our buying guide.