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Old 11-01-2012, 08:03 AM   #1
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Cost of Electricity

I'm trying to come up with a cost of electricity using a 1500 watt space heater. Do we have some power/electricity calculating wizards that can help with the following assumptions?

1500 watt heater run at that setting for an average of 15 hours per day. The cost of electricity is $.15 kwh.

Now the reason for this is some parks that do not have meters charge a fixed dollar amount per day for monthly rentals. Is it high or low, I do not know (poet and didn't know it). Plus, if I run a space heater during certain periods of time I would like to know how much it costs compared to the propane furnace.

Thanks in advance for any helpful input.


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Old 11-01-2012, 08:34 AM   #2
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Hopefully your heater won't run for all 15 hours every day. The cost of 1500 watts for 15 hours per day is $3.38. The calculator I used is at:



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Old 11-01-2012, 08:35 AM   #3
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(1500 Watts x 15 hours) / 1000 = 22.5 kWhr

22.5 x 0.15 = $3.375 cost for electricity.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:08 PM   #4
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Thanks folks, just what I needed to know.

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