Some people believe that turning down your thermostat and using an electric space heater will save money. A space heater can be one of the most expensive ways to heat your home. Running a typical 1,500-watt electric space heater on high would cost $0.25 per hour. That might not sound like a lot, but it can add up. If you were to run that same space heater on high for 16 hours, the cost would be $4.00 per day—or $120 for a whole month.
Instead, consider some low- or no-cost ways to warm:
If you do use a space heater, make sure to follow these safety guidelines from energy.gov:
Visit mge.com for more details about space heaters.