Are electric radiators a good idea?

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asked Aug 28, 2023 in Other-Home/Garden by duckosh (1,860 points)
Are electric radiators a good idea?

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answered Oct 6, 2023 by Q766s (22,770 points)
Electric radiators are a good idea to help supplement your furnace although they are not good at being the sole heating source.

Electric radiators put out nice hot and even heat and are quiet to operate and are safer than electric fan heaters.

However the electric radiator heaters do use a lot of electricity so using them constantly or a lot can run up your electric bill.

Running one electric radiator can cost you $150.00 per month on your electric bill so they are not cheap to run.

It's cheaper to run your natural gas or propane furnace and use the electric radiator heaters to heat colder rooms that are not being heated properly with the furnace or use the electric radiator heaters to increase the heat when the furnace cannot keep up on really cold days.

However turning your furnace down and using electric radiator heaters or other electric heaters will not save you money as it costs more to heat with electricity than it does with natural gas or propane.

It's always cheaper to use the natural gas furnace or propane furnace to heat your home.

Electric space heaters including electric radiator heaters are meant for supplemental heating and not for sole heating source.
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answered Oct 30, 2023 by LewisMosley (140 points)
edited Nov 7, 2023 by LewisMosley

You've summed up the pros and cons of electric radiators nicely! They can be a great way to supplement your heating system, especially for specific areas or during colder spells. Still, you're right that the cost of running them can add up, and for many, the primary furnace remains the more economical option.For those interested in exploring electric radiators and finding the right balance, Radiator Village could be a valuable resource. They specialize in all types of radiators and might have some insights into energy-efficient options.

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