Room heaters and blowers are life saver during the chilling winter months. But just as every comfort comes with a cost, using room heaters can be a costly affair. Room heaters and blowers consume a lot of electricity and this shoots your electricity bill during winter months.
The amount of heat emitted by a room heater depends upon its wattage. If the wattage is less, the amount of heat emitted by the room heater is less and vice versa. But if the wattage increases the electricity consumption also increases. This mean the more heat you require, the more electricity is consumed.
Here are some handful ways to use room heaters effectively so as to keep your monthly electricity bill lower :
Go for adjustable wattage room heater
Many room heaters come with an adjustable wattage knob using which the wattage can be adjusted as required. If your room size is small, set the knob of your room heater at a lower wattage.Keep the right insulation in your room so that the room warms up quickly. Though lower wattage will emit less heat but the right insulation will keep the heat inside the room. Also lower wattage means less electricity consumption. This way you can not only keep your room warm for a longer time but also lower down your electricity bill.
Go for room heaters with thermostat
Room heaters with thermostat set up are smart way to reduce electricity consumption. Thermostat keeps the temperature of room at a desired level by cutting off power supply once the desired temperature of room is achieved. The thermostat keeps checking the temperature of room and switch-on the power supply once the temperature inside the room drops. The thermostat makes sure that the room is warmed till the set temperature. This way the heater is not ON all the time and the electricity consumption is reduced.
Go for fan heaters/blowers and set it at lower temperature
A fan heater is a good option during winters. Hot air from the fan heater flows and reach out to a larger area in a room. In order to warm up your room and save electricity at the same time, set your fan heater at a lower temperature and insulate your room. Fan will make sure that hot air reaches across the room and lower temperature will make sure that the power consumption is less.
Whichever option you choose to stay warm just make sure that heater/ blower is clean and in good working condition. Also make sure that the distance between the heaters /blowers and person using is safe enough.
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