Electricity heating: What are the running costs?

The most commonly used power heater is the night storage heater. Many models of this type of heating are already several decades old, only a few homeowners can install a new heating system. Which running costs can be expected for a power heating?

Costs for electricity heating in the low tariff

Night storage heaters, as the name implies, charge at night to provide heating during the day. Households with such a power heating have a Zweitarifzähler: During the day is the normal high tariff, at night the cheaper low tariff.

Not all electricity suppliers offer the low tariff in Germany, moreover, it is nowhere near as low as in earlier times. Heating with electricity has become expensive - it has never been environmentally friendly, the energy loss is great.

Current costs for electricity heating by example

A newly insulated old building still has its old power heating, which works in the night storage system. 100 square meters of living space must be heated with electricity, the annual consumption is about 110 kWh per square meter of heated living space.

The low electricity tariff of the selected by the homeowner provider is 19 cents per kWh. The consumer must expect that the price of electricity will rise gradually.

Cost overviewprice
electricity costs100 x 110 x 0.19 EUR 2,090 EUR
maintenance costsunavailable
chimney sweep costsunavailable
totalMonthly 174 EUR discount

How can you save costs with electric heating?

The monthly discount for the energy costs of the electricity heating is relatively high, but there are a few savings. For example, an automatic charge control ensures that the heater only stores as much heat as it actually consumes.

Never place the ventilation grille on your electric heater, as with clogged ventilation the heater will be ineffective and cause higher costs. Clean the air duct regularly.

Do not turn the fan on and off too often to ensure smooth and efficient operation of the heater - and follow the well-known ventilation rules for your home.

Tips & Tricks

Use the electricity tariff comparison on the Internet to find the low-cost supplier for Niederstrom. A well-known comparison portal can be found on the website verivox.de.

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