How much does the electric stove consume: the guide on how to save on your bill

This year the weather has been mild and at least until the end of October temperatures will remain mild with thresholds well above the seasonal average.
But it won't always be like this.
Things could suddenly change and there will be a sudden drop in temperatures.
It is important not to be caught unprepared and already start thinking about what solution to adopt to keep warm in winter.
One of the most used means, especially for heating small rooms, are electric stoves.
These devices are very convenient because they allow you to increase the temperature of the surrounding environment in a short time and very often represent the best solution, especially in small rooms such as offices and bathrooms.
A solution that has been widely adopted but at the same time also much criticized.
In fact, many believe that the electric stove consumes a lot of energy and in this particular historical period with rising tariffs, this is a fact to take into consideration.
But will it really be like this? Today there are many types of electric stove.
Many are energy saving compared to before and allow you to obtain an excellent quality-price ratio.
The types of electric stoves There are so many electric stoves on the market.
There are those that transmit heat to the surrounding environment by convection and those by radiation.
Those by convention are usually composed of a conductor which heats up when a current flows through it, ending up heating the surrounding environment.
These generally produce very strong instantaneous heat which however is not distributed properly to the environment.
That's why you have to keep them close so you don't feel cold.
Those equipped with fans, on the other hand, can distribute the heat throughout the room by radiation, appearing more effective.
There is no one model better than the other.
What we need is to understand which is the best model best suited to our needs.
Let's see the various models of electric stove in detail: The oil radiator stove: it is a simple radiator filled with oil that heats up through a resistor, giving off heat throughout the room.
It usually also has a thermostat to regulate 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 heat up; Halogen, infrared or quartz stove: these are different models but with very similar performances.
The heat is generated by lamps containing a gas which, if heated, reaches high temperatures, expanding heat into 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 to enjoy the warmth emanating it is necessary to position yourself close to the appliance.
There are many on the market, even at very low costs.
The biggest disadvantage is represented by the fairly high consumption; Fan heaters and convector heaters: the former are generally equipped with an electrical resistance although the most recent models are also using ceramic resistances 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.
Convector heaters 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 you think of an electric stove, the collective imagination leads you to think that they consume a lot.
In reality this is not always the case.
Thanks to modern technologies, highly energy efficient models exist.
Generally it can be said that an 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 on your bill attributable to the electric stove will be 4 kWh.
According to current electricity prices at an average of 0.15 euros/kWh, 4 hours a day of turning on a stove with a maximum power of 1,000 W means consuming around 0.60 cents a day, more or less 20 euros per month.
A truly negligible amount and well below what would be spent on other solutions.
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If we have an electric stove at home it is important to learn how to use it intelligently.
First of all, pay attention to the usage times.
It is unthinkable to keep it on from morning to night.
An electric heater should be kept running during the coldest hours of the day, for example in the evening.
Furthermore, each stove has a power regulator capable of lowering the heat given off.
Less heat also means less consumption.
We are therefore careful to use the correct heat without ever overdoing it.
Be careful with convection heaters that do not heat the room.
It is useless to keep them on for a long time with the aim of heating the room.
Let's keep them turned on only when needed, taking care to keep it as close to our body as possible.

Author: Hermes A.I.

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