Use a homemade electric heater to warm up is, in itself, a system not exactly cheap, but those who cannot do without it today is definitely an advantage compared to the past, where the only choice was that of the classic stove that warmed yes, but consuming large amounts of energy. Is currently available on the market, offering a wide range of models, efficient without wasting too much energy, and with an eye also to the aesthetic aspect. Let’s see the features and differences of some types of electric heaters, to help you choose in a conscious way, and also to save.

An electric resistance heater to work through the process of converting electrical energy into heat: the consumption, especially in the machinery of the older generation, can be very high-even around 2,000 w/h-, with negative consequences for the insulation the electrical system of the house: we must therefore ensure that you have the plants under and protected by appropriate circuit breakers.


Among the types of electric heaters on the market, we have: the heater resistance: it’s the “oldest”; bases its operation on the heating of an electric resistance, with high consumption of energy (and therefore a large expenditure). The producer best known is a Swedish company that produces exemplary design is very refined, with attention to finding ways to limit the current draw. The halogen heater: heat is produced here, in fact, from halogen lamps to energy saving; the result is that this is one of the electric heaters one of those with the lowest consumption, and therefore the cheapest. Stove-quartz halogen similar to that, only that in this case the lamps are quartz (heat up more in a hurry). Fuel consumption is also roughly comparable to those halogenated, just a little higher. Stove-infrared: the heat is emitted in the form of rays, with the advantage that they can be directed to your liking.

With regard to the economic aspect, it ranges roughly from 10 to 400 Euros. A halogen heater, quartz infrared or huge size may not be around € 30, before reaching the 400 also with traditional stoves; Need to take account of the size and characteristics of the model: for example, are quite common today, the infrared heaters that simulate the flame of the fireplace: These have a cost which is around 100 Euros. While on the subject of consumption vs. 2000 w / ha which can get a stove, electrical resistance, if not regulated by specific timer, it comes to about 800 w / h for the other categories.