How Many Watts of Electricity does a Space Heater use?
Real power-use measurements from a space heater.
By Rob Cockerham |
How Much Power does a Space Heater use
Space Heater: 1477 Watts
- A space heater has a fan and a heating coil. They can use a lot of electricity, but are sometimes more efficient at heating people up, because they are almost always used within a few feet of the people who want heating. Modern electric heaters have thermostats to turn them off if they overheat, but they can still start a fire if you position them in front of flammable materials.
- varies from 1203 (low) to 1477 watts (high)
- Watts: 1477
- Kilowatts: 1.477 Kw.
- cost per minute: 30 hundredths of one cent (0.3 ¢)
- cost per hour: 17.7¢
- cost per day: $1.42
- cost per month: $26.95
Power use of these items was actually tested. Individual items will vary, but these are the actual measurements.