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Old 11-05-2011, 11:13 AM
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I picked up a space heater the other day. It says it's 1500 watts. I was told that it costs 15 cents per hour to run it. My question is, does it use the same 1500 watts no matter what temperature I select? It goes 65-70-75-80-85. Just curious thanks.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:29 AM
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It works like home heating system, unlike old style where you set the temperature and it generate that heat continuously.
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so does it use 1500 watts at both 70 and 80 degree settings?
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so does it use 1500 watts at both 70 and 80 degree settings?
Depends on the temperature in the room. It heats until it reaches the desired temp, and then shuts off.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:41 AM
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If there was a lo-med-hi setting then it would only use the max on hi. However, this one seems to have a t-stat so..yeah, full blast until it reaches the set temp.
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It stays on for 4-8-12 hours. Even once it reaches the temp you set, it stays on. The electric company says it costs about 15 cents an hour, but I am just curious if he mis-understood me
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I believe it stays on at low/idle temperature, then ones temperature drops it gives full potential.

So it is on all the time, just not full power like I said.

Email or call manufacture if you really want to know.
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Will the cost of use change the way you use it?
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Is it true that if you don't use it, you lose it?
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so does it use 1500 watts at both 70 and 80 degree settings?
yes, unless its a 2 stage heater (1.5kW & .75kW).

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It stays on for 4-8-12 hours. Even once it reaches the temp you set, it stays on.
it should cycle on/off to maintain the setpoint temperature...even it it has a timer on it too.

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The electric company says it costs about 15 cents an hour, but I am just curious if he mis-understood me
1.5kW * $0.10/kWh = $0.15/hr...so yeah, that makes sense. But remember that it will cycle on/off within that hour...unless you have a very large room or the windows open.
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yeah 15 cents sounds about right if you are paying 10 cents per kilowatt hour. i think im paying about 9 cents per kilowatt hour and have 2 of those little 1500w heaters. i keep my house thermostat on about 60 (oil heat) and then use the 2 heaters in the living room or bathroom. its cheaper than using oil straight out.


personally i wouldnt leave them on all night, when im not home or trust the thermostat to hold properly. i keep mine on only if im home and awake
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still no space haters?????
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