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Old 02-01-2011, 08:50 AM
 
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4 or 5 hours a day of running your heater would have caused that kind of an increase in your bill.

The all-in price (including taxes) to run a good-sized electric resistance heater (12,000 to 15,000 watts) is about $2 for every hour it is running. It doesn't take much to run up a big electric bill at this rate.

A heat pump is more efficient, but if you are stuck with a older resistance heater, it is much cheaper to buy those 1200 watt ceramic space heaters for the room that you are using at the time instead of heating the whole house.
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