I currently have one baseboard heater in my bedroom, I wanted to add another heater because it gets very cold and I have two exterior walls and only one heater. Will I be consuming more energy because I'm adding an additional heater?

  • What do you mean by "running more heat"? – Steven Jan 1 '14 at 15:33
  • Will more heat be used if I add an extra heater, or same amount of heat as having one heater in the room. – Tariq Jan 1 '14 at 17:16
  • I'm still unclear what you're asking. Heat is not used, it's produced. If your heaters are electric, then you will use more electricity. If they are hot water or steam radiators, then you will use more energy producing that source. – Steven Jan 1 '14 at 17:40
  • Are you asking if you will use more energy because you furnace is heating an additional radiator? – mikes Jan 1 '14 at 18:36
  • The higher the indoor temperature, the more heat lost to the outside, so more energy is required to maintain that higher indoor temperature. – bcworkz Jan 1 '14 at 23:06

The question doesn't mention how your home is heated, but the general answer to this is yes. A forced air furnace will use more gas. An electric baseboard heater will use more electricity. A hot water/steam system will use more electricity/gas depending on how it's powered.

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