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Average running cost comparison

Example HeaterAverage cost per hour*Average cost per month^
Open Plan Heating
2400W 11 Fin Oil Column with Timer & Ceramic Heater $0.68 $46.00
Large Room Heating
2000W Electronic Micathermic Heater $0.56 $38.00
2000W Wall Mounted Ceramic Heater $0.56 $38.00
2000W Convector Heater with Fan $0.56 $38.00
2000W Ceramic Tower Heater $0.56 $38.00
Medium Room Heating
1800W Micathermic Heater $0.51 $34.00
1500W Electronic Panel Heater $0.42 $29.00
1500W Platinum Panel Heater $0.42 $29.00
Small Room Heating
1000W Electronic Panel Heater $0.28 $19.00
1500W 7 Fin Oil Column with Timer $0.42 $29.00
Personal Heating
800W Radiant Heater $0.22 $20.30
2000W Upright Fan Heater $0.56 $38.00
2400W Flat Fan Heater $0.68 $46.00
1500W Ceramic Fan Heater with LCD $0.42 $29.00

This is a guide provided by Goldair and is based on average monthly cost to run and the ability of these types of heaters to heat various room sizes

*Based on 0.282c per kW being the average kWh price across NZ (Source: MBIM Quarterly survey of domestic electricity prices 15 Nov 2014)

^Based on 0.282c per kWh, average 3 hours per day for 30 days with a thermostat operating

Power pricing information should be used as a guide only.

The information provided assumes the thermostat is operating efficiently due to the house being insulated, having curtains and no significant draft ingress. Briscoes cannot be held responsible for any misunderstanding, disputes or claims relating to any consumers power usage.

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