Some people believe that turning down your thermostat and using an electric space heater will save money. A space heater can be one of the most expensive ways to heat your home. At today's prices, electric heat costs at least eight times as much per BTU as natural gas. Running a typical 1,500-watt electric space heater four hours each day for a month would cost about $25.
Instead, consider some low- or no-cost ways to warm:
If you do use a space heater, make sure to follow these safety guidelines from energy.gov:
Visit mge.com for more details about space heaters.