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##### Asked by: Ramonita Rentero

home and garden home appliances# How much electricity do portable heaters use?

This means for each hour the space

**heater**is running it consumes 1.5 kWh of**electricity**, which costs about 16 cents.

Moreover, 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.

Appliance | Typical Consumption Per Hour | Cost Per Hour (at 10 cents per kilowatt-hour) |
---|---|---|

Clothes dryer/water heater | 4,000 watts | 40 cents |

Water pump | 3,000 watts | 30 cents |

Space heater | 1,500 watts | 15 cents |

Hair dryer | 1,200 watts | 12 cents |

Correspondingly, are portable heaters expensive to run?

If a **portable** electric **heater** is definitely what you need, halogen **heaters** and oil-fired radiators are the cheapest to **run**, while bar fires and fan **heaters** are more **expensive**. The higher an appliance's power rating in watts, the more it will **cost to run**.

Electric Heating Electricity Cost Calculator

Power Rating | Per Hour | Per Day* |
---|---|---|

1200W (1.2kW) | 22.25p 1200W | £1.33 7.2kWh |

1500W (1.5kW) | 27.81p 1500W | £1.67 9kWh |

2000W (2kW) | 37.08p 2000W | £2.22 12kWh |

2500W (2.5kW) | 46.35p 2500W | £2.78 15kWh |