This is how much an electric heater will cost you each day

Here's how to make you sure you keep your spending at a minimum when relying on the warmth provided by your portable electric heater.

This is how much an electric heater will cost you each day
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With temperatures dropping, and hot chocolate and fuzzy sweaters becoming your go-to beverage and apparel of choice, the last thing you need is a hefty electricity bill each month. So, how do you keep your heater spending at a minimum this winter?

How much will your electric heater be costing you a month?

According to figures provided by Uswitch, a UK based price comparison service, electric heaters, on average, consume 3-kilowatt hours of energy. When looking at data from energy regulator Ofgem, electricity costs on average 18.9p per kWh. So, with these two variables, we can come up with a fairly accurate idea of how much your electric heater will be costing you on a monthly basis.

When multiplying the price of electricity with the amount of energy used by a single heater, 56.7p per hour is what you can expect to be cashing out when using your heater. Though it might not sound like much, when multiplying this number by the amount of hours you will be using it each month, the price of your electricity bill can easily cost you a very pretty penny.

How to keep warm without breaking bank?

Don't worry, though, there are ways you can look into to make sure you don't overspend on heating during the colder months. Heating expert at PlumbNation, Jordan Chance, explains that:

Using a draught excluder is one of the quickest and cheapest ways to keep your home warm, preventing cold air from entering and warm air from leaving under your doors.

And adds:

Keeping your curtains closed, or investing in a thermal curtain lining can likewise help to prevent warm air from escaping—this trick alone can reduce heat loss by up to 25 percent.