Electric Panel Heater
Running and Sizing Guidelines
The following information provides guidelines on sizing the correct heater for each individual requirement, in order to achieve the most efficient and economical running cost. On average you will require 100 watts per square metre.
|Model||Size||Approx Run Cost Per Hour||Room Size||Room Style|
|1000 W||15 Cents||10m2||Single Bedrooms, Ensuites, Bathrooms & Studies|
|1500 W||22.5 Cents||15m2||Double Bedrooms, Bathrooms & Home Office|
|2000 W||30 Cents||20m2||Larger Bedrooms, Living & Dining Areas|
|2400 W||36 Cents||24m2||Larger Living Areas & Hallways|
Running costs are based on a 50% economy rate and using a tariff of 30 cents per kW hour.
For a more accurate operating cost please check your power bill supply charge.
FOR A MORE ACCURATE INDICATION OF RUNNING COSTS PLEASE REFER TO OUR FAQ’S OR BELOW.
There are two major factors that impact your running costs. Firstly, the tariff charged by the electrical authority who supply electricity to the premises. Secondly and importantly is that the heater is sized correctly for the room it is to heat. (Please note that it is not possible to heat an entire house with just one heater). Example 1 (1000w heater): Tariff charged = $0.30c. Per Kw/h * Multiply the tariff by every 1000 watts or 1kw (1kw x $0.30 = 30 cents per hour to run) When cycling the heater will give a 50% saving. (1kw x $0.30c = 30 cents per hour to run). Divide this by 2 to apply the 50% saving for cycling. (30 cents less 50% = 0.15cents per hour to run). Example 2 (2400w heater): Tariff charged = $0.30c. Per Kw/h * Multiply the tariff by every 1000w (2.4kw x $0.30c = 72 cents per hour to run) When cycling the heater will give a 50% saving (2.4kw x $0.30 = 72 cents per hour to run). Divide this by 2 to apply the 50% saving for cycling. (72 cents less 50% = 36 cents per hour to run) * Please note that tariff used in this example is approximate only; please refer to your current Electricity bill or contact your Electricity Supplier for accurate tariff charges.