Electric Heaters vs Radiators: Which Is Cheapest for Home Heating?

Electric heaters and radiators each carry pros and cons, but which is best for lowering your energy bills?

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Understanding the cost of using electric heaters vs radiators is essential if you want to stay warm while keeping costs down.

Fortunately, heating prices are expected to remain relatively flat or decrease for many households this winter, according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecast. But with winter well underway, we all want ways to cut our energy bills even further.

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Ben Demers
Audience Engagement Manager, Kiplinger.com

Ben Demers manages digital content and engagement at Kiplinger, informing readers through a range of personal finance articles, e-newsletters, social media, syndicated content, and videos. He is passionate about helping people lead their best lives through sound financial behavior, particularly saving money at home and avoiding scams and identity theft. Ben graduated with an M.P.S. from Georgetown University and a B.A. from Vassar College. He joined Kiplinger in May 2017.

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