The highest BTU space heater tops out at 5,120 BTUs, as the highest wattage space heater is only 1,500-watts.

## What is the best type of heater for a living room?

**The Best Space Heaters on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers**

- Lasko Ceramic Portable
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**Space**Personal Mini**Heater**. … - Lasko Compact
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- Lasko Small Portable Ceramic
**Space Heater**. … - Honeywell 360 Degree Surround
**Heater**. … - Lasko Ceramic
**Space Heater**.

## Is 1500 watts too much for a heater?

In the United States, residential circuits are typically 15 amps at 120 volts. That’s a total of 1800 watts. But the electrical code limits continuous loads to **80% of circuit capacity**, which means that a heater on that circuit can’t exceed 1500 watts, so that’s what manufacturers produce.

## How much does it cost to run a 1500 watt heater for 24 hours?

A common wattage for space heaters is 1,500 watts. Apply the formula 1,500 x 24 ÷ 1,000 x $0.20 to determine the cost to run the space heater for a day. (Dividing by 1,000 changes watt hours to kilowatt hours.) In this case, it will cost **$7.20** if it was running for 24 hours straight.

## Which is better infrared or ceramic heaters?

**Infrared heaters can** be hotter to touch, but better for your overall health than ceramic heaters. … And, lastly, ceramic heaters come out on top when it comes to heating up larger spaces, while infrared heaters are more efficient at heating small or localized living areas.

## How much does it cost to run a 1500 watt heater per hour?

How Much Does it Cost to Run a Space Heater?

Heater Size | @10 cents | |
---|---|---|

500 watts | 5 cents | 7.5 cents |

750 watts | 7.5 cents | 11.25 cents |

1000 watts | 10 cents | 15 cents |

1500 watts | 15 cents |
22.5 cents |

## Do all 1500 watt heaters heat the same?

An electric space heater rated at 1,500 watts **will put out the same amount of heat** regardless what you pay for it.

## How many square feet will a 5000 watt electric heater heat?

A 1500 watt space heater can heat an area of 150 square feet, and a 5000 watt garage heater can comfortably heat an area of **400 square feet**.

## How much does it cost to run a 2000 watt heater for 24 hours?

How much does it cost to run a 2000 watt heater for 24 hours? SO, a portable heater with an input power of 2000 watts, or 2kW, will cost roughly **56 cents for every hour it** is on. You can then multiply this by the number of hours per day you use the appliance to calculate a daily running cost.

## How much electricity does a 1000W heater use?

Electric Heating Electricity Cost Calculator

Power Rating | Per Hour | Per Week |
---|---|---|

800W | 14.83p 800W | £6.23 33.6kWh |

1000W (1kW) | 18.54p 1000W | £7.79 42kWh |

1200W (1.2kW) | 22.25p 1200W | £9.34 50.4kWh |

1500W (1.5kW) | 27.81p 1500W | £11.68 63kWh |

## Is 1500 watts a lot of electricity?

**Most electric heaters use 1,500 watts**, but some are slightly less or slightly more. … Since 1,000 watts equals 1 kilowatt, that means your heater uses 1.5 kilowatts of power. However, your electric bill is measured in kilowatt hours, which is the amount of energy used while running a 1-kilowatt appliance for one hour.