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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

Are heaters inefficient electrical devices, since most of the energy is lost as heat? ?

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  • Nous
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Totally uneducated and unthinking!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If a device does what it is intended to do then it is efficient!   

    • Bob
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      you are, for being a religion nut job

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  • 1 month ago

    Electrical heaters

    are 100% efficient

    at converting electrical energy into heat.

    Getting that electrical energy from a fuel,

    and transmitting it across the landscape,

    to your house,

    is not nearly 100% efficient.

    More like 25% efficient.

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    Regards,

    John Popelish

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  • 1 month ago

    Only if it uses a ton of electricity to generate a small amount of heat.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes, but that energy loss is in the form of wasted heat, the heat resulting from the conversion of chemical energy (fossil fuel) and its transmission as electrical energy to one's home.  That's why many buy propane tanks to heat their houses.  There's no conversion process and thus it's much more efficient and thus much cheaper.

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