How much does the Electric Stove consume: Guide to saving on the Bill

19 October 2022 - 15:24

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It is one of the simplest heating means that can heat small rooms quickly. But their use affects the final cost of the bill. Let’s see how much.

How much does the Electric Stove consume: Guide to saving on the Bill

With the arrival of winter and the first colds, it is time to start thinking about how to warm up. There are many means to do this, but this year, thanks to the dizzying increase in electricity and gas bills, it will be necessary to warm up in a strategic way, trying to limit expenses as much as possible.

One of the most used means, especially for heating small rooms, are electric stoves. These devices are very convenient because they allow the temperature of the surrounding environment to be increased in a short time and very often represent the best solution, for example in small rooms such as offices and bathrooms.

Today there are many types of electric stove. Many compared to before are energy-saving and allow you to obtain an excellent quality-price ratio. But specifically how much does an electric stove consume? Let’s find out together.

The types of electric stoves

There are so many electric stoves. They transmit heat to the surrounding environment by convection or radiation. They are usually composed of a conductor that heats up when it is crossed by current and ends up heating the environment by convention. These generally produce very strong instant heat which, however, is not distributed properly to the surrounding environment. That’s why you have to keep them close to not feel cold. On the other hand, those equipped with fans can distribute the heat throughout the room, appearing more effective.

There is no better model than the other. What is needed is to understand which is the best model that best suits our needs. Let’s see in detail the various electric stove models:

  • The oil radiator stove: it is a simple oil-filled radiator that heats up through a resistor emitting heat throughout the room. It also usually has a thermostat to adjust the various levels. Suitable for prolonged and constant use over time because it generates comfortable heat and the risk of burns is limited. However, it takes longer to warm up;
  • Halogen, infrared or quartz heater: these are different models but with very similar performances. The heat is generated by lamps which contain a gas which, when heated, reaches high temperatures by expanding heat in the surrounding areas very effectively. The quartz model is the one with calorific value but higher consumption. All models allow you to reach high temperatures in a short time, but however, the lack of a fan means that in order to enjoy the warmth emanating, it is necessary to position yourself close to the device. There are many on the market even at very low cost. The major disadvantage is represented by the fairly high consumption;
  • Heaters and convectors: the former are generally equipped with an electrical resistance although the newer models are also using ceramic resistors and have a fan that helps to radiate heat throughout the room. They are often used in small rooms for a short time, for example to heat a bathroom before taking a shower. Convectors are very similar but with the difference that they do not have a fan inside but are based on the convention mechanism for the diffusion of heat into the surrounding environment. They are much quieter.

How much do electric stoves consume

When we think of an electric stove, the collective imagination leads us to think that they consume a lot. In reality this is not always the case. Thanks to modern technologies, there are models with high energy efficiency. Generally it can be said that a electric stove consumes between 300 and 2,500 W. At this point, to understand the daily consumption, simply multiply the power by the hours of use.

For example, if you have purchased an electric stove whose maximum power is 1,000 W and you keep it running for 4 hours (4h x 1000W = 4000Wh), the consumption in the bill attributable to the electric stove will be 4 kWh.

Tips to save on your bill

There are some simple tricks that if used can save on the cost of the electricity bill. If we have an electric stove at home it is important to learn how to use it intelligently. First of all, look at the times of use. It is unthinkable to keep it on from morning to evening. An electric stove should be kept running in the coldest hours of the day, for example in the evening.

In addition, each stove has a power regulator capable of lowering the heat emitted. Less heat also means less consumption. We are therefore careful to use the correct heat without ever overdoing it.

Original article published on Italy 2022-10-18 23:51:44.
Original title: Quanto consuma la stufa elettrica: la guida per risparmiare in bolletta


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