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##### Asked by: Bret El Manssouri

home and garden home appliances# How many watts does a space heater use?

**1500 watts**. Click calculate to find the energy consumption of a space heater using

**1500 Watts**for 5 hours a day @ $0.10 per kWh.

Considering this, how much does it cost to run a 1500 watt heater for 24 hours?

For example, for a consumer who pays the base rate in winter, PG&E charges about **three dollars** for the electricity to run a 1500-watt heater for 24 hours. That's about $90 for a month of continuous use.

**1,500 watts**(12.5 amps) and come with adjustable settings and thermostats, which allow you to operate your heater on a lower setting of 750 to 900 watts. Those wattage numbers are important when calculating how much energy does a space heater use.

Similarly one may ask, do space heaters use a lot of electricity?

This means for each hour the **space heater** is running it consumes 1.5 kWh of **electricity**, which costs about 16 cents. But running that **heater** nonstop is a surefire way to increase your **electric** bill. If you ran one 1,500 watt **space heater** for 24-hours a day for a single month it would cost about $118.

Most electric **heaters use 1,500 watts**, but some are slightly less or slightly more. Let's go ahead and assume you've got a **1,500**-**watt heater**. Since 1,000 **watts** equals 1 kilowatt, that means your **heater** uses 1.5 kilowatts of **power**.