What do electric heaters cost to run?
The purchase price of each type of heater varies enormously, depending on brand, size, time of year and other factors.
But all plug-in heaters are expensive to operate compared with heat pumps or woodburners. Electricity for plug-in heaters costs from 23 to 31 cents per kWh depending on your power supplier and tariff plan.
Example: If you run a 2kW heater on high setting for 5 hours per day at a cost of 25 cents per kWh, this will amount to $2.50 per day or about $75 per month. A thermostat can save some of this.
Heat pumps work out cheaper because they generate more heat than their electrical power consumption.