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Reduce your electricity bill: Best room heater with less power consumption

When our first baby was born it was winter. To give enough warm to new born we have used the room heater total night. Usually our monthly electricity bill is under 1,000 Rs. But that particular month electricity bill was around 4,000 Rs. Quite shocking. Let's explore the ways to reduce the room heater electricity consumption and save electricity bill.
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There are three different types of Room heaters available in India.
  • Fan heaters (also known as Convection room heaters)
  • Radiant room heaters (also known as Halogen, Quartz, Infrared room heaters)
  • Oil filled room heaters
Here is the quick comparison of room heaters

Fan or Ceramic,
Convection Room Heater
Infrared or Radiant,
Quartz Room Heater
Oil Filled
Room Heater
Children safety
Work well in large space
Less price
Energy efficient
Less noise level
Low time to heat
Do not alter oxgen level and humidty
Example Orpat OEH-1250 Fan Room Heater Bajaj Flashy Radiant Heater Bajaj Majesty oil filled room heater

Two characteristics of energy efficient room heaters

  • Electricity or power consumption is calculated on the basis of how many watts it consume. Higher watts consumption means higher electricity bill. Carefully pick the room heater with lower watts consumption. Power consumption will be written in the room heater specification.
  • In case you want to use all night long, make sure it has advanced features like thermostat or timer. With the help of thermostat you can configure such that room heater stops when it reaches some degree of temperature. Otherwise at least consider timer based room heaters so that it get switch off after some duration.

Approximate electricity bill on the basis of wattage

  • For 400 watts room heater, approximate electricity bill for keeping it on all night for a month is 500 Rs
  • For 800 watts - 1000 watts room heater, approximate electricity bill for keeping it on all night for a month is around 1,000 -2,000 Rs
  • For 2000 watts room heater, approximate electricity bill for keeping it on all night for a month is around 2,000 Rs to 4,000 Rs

Which are monster room heaters?

Fan heaters with 2,000 watts consumption room heaters are monsters. They consume so much electricity and it will costs a fortune to run. Air is passed through the hot ceramic coil and pushed out with the help of fan. It is just hot air. So if you switch it off after some time, within half hour your room once again gets hot. Avoid these convection room heaters as much as possible.

But they are economical, comes under 1,000 Rs, so people are buying like any thing. They are in fact good if you want to use it for short duration and they are child safe as well. One of the monster fan based room heater is Usha 812 T Heat Convector it consumes around 2000 watts.

If I want to buy fan based room heater, how can I choose the energy saving room heater?

In case you have children, or looking room heater for large room and you cannot invest large amount then you have only one option - go with fan based room heater. What to do in that case? At least choose variable wattage knob room heater with 1,000 watts and check for advanced features like timer or thermostat.

Which is the best room heater with less power consumption?

Halogen and Oil filled room heaters consume less energy. Infrared heaters consume 400 watts. One of the best energy efficient room heaters.

But the problem is halogen room heaters are not child safe and won't work for large room. In that case you can consider an on Oil base room heaters. They consume less electricity, works all night long, child safe, good for large room.

It operates at 800 watts power. They best thing is you can run it for some, even if you switch it off still room will be hot as it operated by heating the oil, which act as heat buffer.

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