Is it cheaper to heat a whole house using gas or to use an electric space heater for one room?
January 3, 2007 3:49 AM Subscribe
Will it cost less to run a gas furnace to heat the entire house or to use a space heater to heat one room?
posted by perpetualstroll to home & garden (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I live in a 4 bedroom house and 3 of my roommates have just moved out. In the meantime, I'd like to save on the bills and I'm thinking of lowering the house temperature down to about 55 and using a space heater just to heat my own room. The electric space heater that I have says 1500 w on the sticker on the bottom and it's the kind that has a fan that blows across electric elements, similar to a hair dryer. However, does anyone know if this is worth doing? Or will I end up breaking even?