Are heaters inefficient electrical devices, since most of the energy is lost as heat? ?
- NousLv 71 month ago
Totally uneducated and unthinking!!!!!!!!!!!!
If a device does what it is intended to do then it is efficient!
- jpopelishLv 71 month ago
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.
- Emerald IsleLv 51 month ago
Only if it uses a ton of electricity to generate a small amount of heat.
- 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.