Space heaters are very useful house appliances used for heating rooms or a area, the average power consumption of space heaters depends on the types and models, but  if we take a general average across different types of domestic space heaters, it would be around 1000 to 1500 watts. 

Room heater is a very important home appliance in winter season,a space heater is an appliance used incold climates to keep a room or any other space warm, due it's small size space heater can be easily placed atnthe desired place.

Room heaters are a gift to stay warm in winter, but it is also important to know how much electricity they draw when used it.Understanding the power consumption of a room heater, will help you keep your electricity bills low and you will able to know that how much electricity cost is contributed by your Room heater and then you can also decide which heater will be better for you.

Room heaters are avialable in many types based on their capacity (in watts) representing their power consumption.

  • 800 Watts: This type of room heaters suitable for small rooms, as they consume less power.
  • 1500 watts: Best for medium-sized rooms, they do not consume much power.
  • 2000 watts or more: Good for larger rooms.

Using below tips you can reduce the power consumption of a room heater:

  • Room size: Based on your room size, choose the right size of heater for your room.
  • Operator the heater only for as long as necessary otherwise switch off it.
  • Keep doors and windows closed to ensure adequate supply of warm air to the rooms. So that cold air does not enter the room and when the room becomes warm, turn off the heater.

space heaters power consumption

Space Heater Power Consumption Chart

Heater Type Power Consumption (Watts)
Ceramic Heater 750 - 1500
Infrared Heater 750 - 1500
Oil-Filled Heater 600 - 1500
Radiant Heater 400 - 1500
Fan Heater 1000 - 2000
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How much electricity does a space heater consume?

Let assume that your space heaters operate 4 hours a day, Average power consumption of the space heaters between 1000 to 2000 watts. Let say your model uses 1500 watts

1500 watts X 4 hours = 6,000 watt-hours per day

How many kilowatts does a space heater use?

1,600 watt-hours per day / 1000 = 6 kWh per day

Space heater cost to run per hour

6 kWh per month x 0.10 per kWh = $ .6 per day

How much does it cost to run a space heater?

6 kWh per day X 30 days = 180 kWh per month
180 kWh per month x 0.10 per kWh = $ 18 per month

@assuming per unit price 10 cents

Room heater and blowers give you relief from the cold but they also spoil your health.If you are using too much room heater then you may get the following problem, like itching, red patches, even wrinkles. Using a room heater can cause major damage to the skin.

The direct air from the heater spoils the quality of the skin, the soling tissue inside the skin starts to damage, the risk of pigmentation also increases. So my suggestion is that You should Reduce the use of Room Heater.

If you do not have a room heater and you are planning to buy it, then first know what you need to take care of while buying a room heater.

There are mainly 3 types of heaters

1. Convection Heaters
Convection heaters use the convection technology to heat the room, which consists of a coil or panel used for heating.
There is a fan or blower in front of the heat panel which circulates hot air throughout the room.

2. Conduction Heaters
Conduction heaters spread the heat through metallic coils that glow when heated through electricity.

conduction heater

3. Radiant Heaters
Such room heaters work on infrared radiation technology. Heat रॉस directly heat the surface where they fall.


4.Oil heaters are the best

oil heater

If you have a concern about your health, then the choice of oil heater is the best. This is because they take less oxygen from the environment than others. And for this reason, carbon monoxide transmission from this heater is also reduced. Carbon monoxide gas is not good for health.
The oil heater has very little carbon monoxide transmission compared to other heaters so that it is best for health.

Important features of room heater-

Heating Element: The more heating element in your room heater, it will warm your room quickly.

Watt: Larger and powerful heaters will require more wattage to operate than small heaters. So avoid products that do not have an energy rating and falsely claim to save energy.

Temperature setting: Do not take a room heater that has only one or two options for heat settings. See room heater with different heat settings that are best for your room.

Power cut: It would be better to take a room heater which has an auto cut feature when it reaches a certain temperature. This saves electricity and it is also safe.

Portable: Keep in mind that the model of your heater is portable so that you can move it easily from one place to another in any room.

Safety grill: If you have children or pets at home, keep in mind that your heater has a safety grill that covers the heating element from outside so as to avoid accidents.

What a big room, which heater

For this, the number that comes by dividing the heater’s watt by 10, should be considered as the square feet of the room affected by the heater. For example, if the heater is 2000 watts, then dividing by 10 will give 200. This will be the area of ​​the 200 square feet room in which the heat of the heater will spread well.

Safety and Precautions Tips

Keep Away From children and objects.

Place your space heater in an area where it does not hit any object or wall directly. You should place your space heater at least 3-4 ft away from objects.Always Keep the heater away from flammable materials.

Keep your room heater away from water.

You should not use your space heater in your bathroom, kitchen and any other areas where it may come in contact with water.
If your space heater comes in contact with water, it can damage your home’s electrical system, which can cause an electrical shock to someone nearby.

Do not use room heaters to dry clothes.

Some people use room heaters to dry clothes because your space heater does come in contact with water, it could start a fire or electrical risk to anyone nearby.

Check and maintain your space heater regularly

Check your space heater regularly to ensure that it is blowing to the proper temperature and make sure it’s clean. Also, make sure that your heater does not overheat.

Avoid Use of Extension Cord

Always Plug the portable heater directly into the wall socket with a suitable amperage rating. If you want to use it with an extension cord, select a heavy-duty cord in the shortest length possible.Check your device’s manual for how many amps it uses.

Use room heaters sparingly. Cleanse and moisturize the skin.

People have started experiencing problems like skin dryness, itching, red patches, even wrinkles due to the use of a room heater. The use of a room heater can cause major skin damage.

The direct air coming out of the heater can damage your skin, the soluble tissue inside the skin begins to damage, the risk of pigmentation also increases.

Dr. Gaurang Krishna (Dermatologist of Medlink) says that the room heater absorbs moisture from the atmosphere, causing itching in the eyes and dry skin. The eyes turn red and the risk of infection in the eyes increases. Sometimes blood also comes from the nose.

So thank you guys for reading this post if you have any questions regarding space heater uses feel free to ask me in the comment section down below and I’ll be more than happy to answer them.