This depends on your electric rates, which can vary quite a bit from region to region. So, check your electric bill to get a sense of how much you are paying per kilowatt/hour (KWH), of your electricity. The following chart can give you an idea of the operating costs of an electric fireplace. In this example, we have assumed the following:
- Fireplace is on for 12 hours/day.
- Fireplace consumes 1800 watts/hour with heating element on.
- Fireplace consumes 20 watts/hour with heating element off.
|.04ȼ per KWH||.08ȼ per KWH||.12ȼ per KWH|
|WITH HEAT ON||.87ȼ||$1.75||$2.60|
|WITH HEAT OFF||.01ȼ||.02ȼ||.03ȼ|