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Answer #1 | 19/12 2013 06:04
Well, 1400 Watts is 1.4 kWh per hour. You are probably paying 10-20 cents per kWh depending on where you live. So, take 1.4kWh * (your electric rate per kWh) * # of hours used. In short, it'll probably cost you around a dollar a day to run it that long. I wonder if it truly uses 1400W all the time, though, It must have a built-in thermostat or something... Also, 1400W is a lot of juice on a standard outlet circuit. Don't plan on having much else turned on in that room when the heater is on or you'll trip the breaker. A hair dryer or vacuum, for example, will certainly overload that circuit with the heater.
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Answer #2 | 19/12 2013 10:13
Your electric bill will show what you are charged per kilowatt hour(kWh). A kilowatt is 1000 watts. Your heater uses 1.4 kilowatts per hour. If your electricity costs 10 cents per kilowatt hour, the heater will use 14 cents' worth per hour. If you pay 20 cents per kWh, the heater will cost 28 cents to run for an hour.
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