How much does a halogen heater cost to run and why they can be more efficient

A cat enjoying the heat from a halogen heater
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Getting the most bang for your buck by seeking out alternative sources of heating is more important than ever, so how much does a halogen heater cost to run?

Halogen heaters are a type of electric heater but unlike other electric heaters, such as fan heaters and oil-filled radiators, they work using radiant heat rather than convection. This makes them handy in particular situations, compared to other types of electric heater, meaning when it comes to energy saving tips they are well worth a look.

Sam Webb

Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.