It would be wonderful to crank up the furnace during those cold winter nights. Unfortunately, that means you will be using (and paying for) a lot of natural gas. Another option is to heat up a single room with an electric space heater. Unfortunately, there is a downside to this method of keeping warm: space heaters use a lot of electricity. If you use the space heater in a logical manner, however, you can accomplish the goal of staying warm while keeping your energy consumption (and energy bills) down.
It takes quite a bit of energy to turn electricity into heat. The U.S. Department of Energy points out that operating one is even more expensive than a combustion space heater that runs on kerosene or another kind of fuel. A portable heater (according to the DoE) can consume between 750 and 1,000 watts. That’s as much as a coffee maker or toaster oven, and those aren’t appliances you keep on for long periods of time, as you would a space heater.
Read the full article to learn about the cost, efficiency, advantage of proper use of space heaters from Hunker: https://www.hunker.com/13408510/do-space-heaters-use-a-lot-of-electricity
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