Question about Rinnai RHFE-1004FA 38,400 BTU Energy Saver Ductless Heater - LP Gas

Steven,

A Rinnai should not use more than 300 to 500 Watts during ignition and about 50 to 80 watts during the run cycle. The service manual does not give these numbers. I am going off Toyostove or Monitor numbers, which will be close.

Tom Hawkins

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Posted on Feb 26, 2009

No, to run the flame effect involves powering light bulbs and a small electric motor and in most cases costs no more than a couple of pence an hour. Some of our fires have LED lamps fitted which are even more energy efficient.

Example calculations:

Using UK standard average price of electricity of 14p/kWh (source: Energy Saving Trust Feb 2015)

Optiflame LED flame effect only (eg Danesbury) = 0.1p every hour

Optiflame conventional bulb, effect only (eg Cheriton) = 2p every hour

Opti-myst, flame effect only (eg Oakhurst) = 3p every hour

Opti-V single screen = 0.5p every hour

2kW fan heater, on constantly (no thermostat) = 28p every hour

Optiflame lightbulbs for sale. Remove the coals and check for bulbs.

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Dec 23, 2015 | Dimplex Heaters

yeah...it may be needing some colling device...

Mar 18, 2008 | Dayton (3E379) Heater

If it had a power surge then it could be blown inside check the elces in the heater first .

Jan 31, 2013 | Honeywell Heaters

Okay, for example a 100 watt bulb left on for 10hrs uses 100x10 =1000. so 1000= 1kwh. so look at the watt rating on the fan motor and times that by 9hrsand then do the math, then look at your bill and see what you pay per kwh (kilowatt per hour) and times that with your answer, for example lets say the heater blower is 10watts, take 10 X 9 = 90, then 90 divided into 1000=.09 so it .09 of a kilo watt almost a tenth of a kilo watt. so if you pay 3.25 a kwh then you would say .06X3.25=.195 less than one cent, hope this helps

Feb 16, 2012 | Dayton 3VE53 Oil Filled Liquid Fuel...

you first need to find out how much a kwh of electrical power coast you then you need to find out your killowatt's an hour your heater is then work out how many hours you roughly use it for so lets say its 20 cents a killowatt hour and yourheat 2.5 killowatt an hour you times 20 by 2.5 and that equals fifty so its fifty cents an hour and lets say you use for about 4 hours a day that is coasting you $2 a day this is an estimation figure only, and your thermostat degree setting it doesn't matter about the size of room the thermostat only controls temperture so you should set at 70degrees for a comfortable area and to save money you set it at 65degrees, the size of the room is only to work out the size of heater in killowatt's

Nov 23, 2010 | Fahrenheat Electric Hydronic Baseboard...

As far as I can tell, your unit is rated at 1600 watts max. That means it will use 1.6 kWh per hour. Check your electric bill for what they charge for a kilowatt hour but it is usually less than 20 cents. So I would guess less than 30 cents an hour at highest temperature. Hope this helps and please rate my answer if it was helpful.

Dec 30, 2009 | Lakewood Oil-Filled Electric Radiator...

if you are talking about blower motor mounts you need a belly band they come in two sizes about 15.00 at local ac stores

May 27, 2009 | Heaters

1500w / 1000w = 1.5 kwh. Every hour you run (assuming it is at 100% peak power) you use 1.5 kw. Just multiply that rate by how much it your power company charges per kwh.

Estimating high at 10 cents per kwh it would be $1 for every 10 hours you run the heater, or $2.40 per day, or about $72 per month if you ran it 24/7 for 30 days.

It is FAR cheaper to use these types heaters to heat one small room than an entire apartment or house if you are only in one room the majority of the time.

Estimating high at 10 cents per kwh it would be $1 for every 10 hours you run the heater, or $2.40 per day, or about $72 per month if you ran it 24/7 for 30 days.

It is FAR cheaper to use these types heaters to heat one small room than an entire apartment or house if you are only in one room the majority of the time.

Dec 12, 2008 | Lasko Ceramic Heater

IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE SOME KIND OF BURNER PROBLEM. YOU ARE USING THE RIGHT KIND OF GAS =L..P. OR PROPANE? ALSO, SOMETIMES A LEAK IN THE GAS SYSTEM WILL CAUSE SIMILAR PROBLEMS. YOU CAN CHECK THIS WITH THE OLD SOAP BUBBLE SOLUTION ON THE FITTINGS TECHNIQUE.

Nov 08, 2007 | Endless Summer gwt501a Open Flame Patio...

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