# Cost to Run an Infrared Heater (+ Cost Saving Tips)

There are many people who do save their money and do every possible thing for it whether it comes to using home appliances, especially in colder temperatures as the heaters are mostly used by most people but they are not aware of how much is the cost to run an infrared heater and what are the tips to reduce the cost to run an infrared heater.

## Cost to run an infrared heater

The cost to run an infrared heater depends upon many factors such as the infrared watts, energy used, and room size.

For example, let’s take a heater of 1500 watts or 1.5 kilowatts and it is used for 10 hours a day. Now add 1.5 by 10 you will get 15-kilowatt hours then multiply 15 by \$0.15 which is the cost per kilowatt on average you will get the cost of running a heater for 10 hours daily about \$2.25.

The following table shows the list of the infrared heater and the cost to run an infrared heater per hour

The infrared heaters are able to heat the people, not the air. Which makes them consume 40% less energy when they are compared to the space heater. Now we will discuss the energy used by the space heater

## Energy used by infrared heater according to the room:

The following table explains the list of the infrared heater and the convection heater to compare the energy used by them according to the room size:

## How does an infrared heater work?

If you compare the infrared heater with other heaters it does work differently as instead of heating the air it is used to convert electricity into infrared radiation and then spreads out into the entire room. The radiation which comes from the infrared heater is not harmful. The Heat which is emitted from the heaters is similar to the heat of the winter sun and the heat of the coal burner.

The following table explains the advantages and disadvantages of using infrared heaters:

## What are the tips to reduce the cost to run an infrared heater?

The tips to reduce the cost to run an infrared heater are the same as running any electric heater.

## Conclusion:

In the end, we can conclude that using an infrared heater will save you electricity, which depends on various factors such as the model, how the heater is used, and duration of time.

## FAQ’s

### How to make an infrared heater more efficient?

By placing the heater near a warmer inside wall and the output of the heater towards the cooler outside wall.

### What is an eco mode in an infrared heater?

It will keep the temperature at 68 degrees Fahrenheit warmer.

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