Electric space heaters
Electric space heaters are a convenient alternative heat source, but do you know how much energy an electric space heater uses?
Most space heaters use 1500 watts of energy. If you use an electric space heater 8 hours per day for a full month, the result will be 360 kilowatt-hours per month, costing approximately $38.
Using multiple space heaters for several hours per day can cause a big increase in your electric bill. If you had a recent spike in your bill, think about when you used space heaters and how many hours per day they were operating. To investigate further, you can view your monthly, daily, and hourly electricity usage on your SmartHub account. Using the SmartHub data portal, you can see when usage was up and compare that to what was happening in your home or business.