This may seem like an inane question -
Does anyone know, in general, how much a space heater costs to operate? We have the oil-filled type. Our guest rooms are in the basement, and it tends to be chilly, so we use them.
I have them on thermostats which work great. However, last night the students staying with us circumvented the thermostat and one of the rooms was 77 degrees this morning (I put a sensor in the room). Last night it was up to 75 degrees so I knocked on their door, checked the thermostat, and explained to them that they needed to not touch the thermostat. Apparently, they did.
This was after they left my brand new bathroom with a half and inch of water on the floor which was soaking into my new walls…
Anyway, what I don’t know is how much it cost me to run that heater all night. It seems like it’s something I just need to get over - we keep our thermostat very low for the house, so maybe it’s ‘just me’. To their defense, they all got out extra blankets and this morning were wearing their coats. So it’s not like they were in shorts and tank tops.
Besides being a bit loud they were nice guests. I would like to review that they should think about staying in commercial properties that can absorb the expense of the extra heating much better. They will probably say that I was very nice but that the rooms were freezing cold!