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.There are three different types of Room heaters available in India.
Try our Room Heater selector to choose right room heater by answering simple questions without reading any buying guide.
|Fan or Ceramic,
Convection Room Heater
|Infrared or Radiant,
Quartz Room Heater
|Work well in large space|
|Less noise level|
|Low time to heat|
|Do not alter oxgen level and humidty|
|Example||Orpat OEH-1220 2000-Watt Fan Room Heater||Bajaj Flashy Radiant Heater||Havells OFR - 9Fin 2400 Watts PTC Oil Filled Radiator Room Heater|
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.
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.
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.