How to Keep Electricity Bill Low while using Room Heater | Room Heater Watt (Wattage)

If you want to keep your electricity bill low and also want to use room heater, then try these methods | Room Heater Watt (Wattage)

Due to its geographical location, most of the places in North India are affected by the weather. That is, burning heat in summer and freezing cold in winter.

Where an air conditioner is needed in the summer season, a room heater is needed in the winter season.

So the electricity bill starts giving a jolt to us.

Room Heater Watt / Wattage

The amount of heat a room heater produces depends on its “wattage”. If the wattage is high then the room heater will heat up more and if the wattage is less then the room heater will give less heat.

One thing to note is that if the watts increase, the room heater’s electricity consumption also increases. Hence it is essential to use the room heater effectively.

Room heater wattages range from 400 W to 2000 W (or 2 kW). If the wattage is high then the room heater will heat up more and if the wattage is less then the room heater will give less heat.

If a 400 W heater runs for 1 hour it will consume 0.4 units while a 2000 W heater will consume 2 units if it runs for 1 hour. That means more heat, more wattage, and thus more units are consumed.

If a 400 W room heater is used, then the heat emitted from it will not spread throughout the room and you have to sit close to the room heater to feel the heat, which means it will be good for small rooms. But if you want to keep a large room warm then a 2 kW room heater would be appropriate.

The question arises that how should we use the room heater wisely so that we also get enough heat and the electricity bill also does not increase.

How to Keep Electricity Bill low

Choose an Adjustable Wattage Room Heater

  • Many room heaters come with an adjusting wattage knob that allows you to set the wattage to suit your needs.
  • If your room is small, set your room heater’s knob to a lower wattage.
  • Keep the right insulation in your room so that the room heats up quickly.
  • Although low wattage will produce less heat, proper insulation will keep the heat/temperature inside the room.
  • Also lower wattage means less room heater power consumption.
  • This way you can not only keep your room warm for longer but also reduce your electricity bill.

Choose a Room Heater with a Thermostat

  • Thermostat means: To keep the temperature constant as needed
  • Room heaters with this feature auto-cut off after a certain temperature/heat. And when the room feels cold, it turns back on.
  • That is, the thermostat ensures that the room is heated up to a certain temperature/heat.
  • In this way the heater is not on all the time and the power consumption is reduced.
  • Use fan heater/blower and set it to low temperature
  • To heat your room and save electricity at the same time, set your fan heater to a low temperature and insulate your room. The fan will ensure that the hot air reaches the entire room and the low temperature will ensure that the power consumption is reduced.

Insulate the room

  • The cold outside passes through the glass, so it is not enough to close the big glass windows, but put a thick cloth curtain or cover it with a sheet of thermocol.
  • Use a thick cloth to block the cold air coming from under the door.

Written by Yogendra Rai

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