Electrical Wiring in the Home/220 Vs 110


MinJamBe wrote at 2007-11-26 03:07:36
You are not taking into account the entire picture.  While it is true that 1500 watts is going to cost the same, you are missing the main difference which is the BTU's produced and the heat output.  The 220 heater will run less often to generate heat to the same room temperature as the 120 and in fact will reduce the heating bill significantly. I replaced 110 with 220's and the result was over 30 per cent with all things being equal such as daily temps.  This was also true when replacing a 12,000 btu 110 AC with a 220 22,000 BTU A/C and again the cost went down.  This was due to the units heating and cooling more effieciently, not because of current consumption.  The Temp must be set equally to achieve these results

kirk augustin wrote at 2013-08-09 16:48:30
Except the answer is totally wrong.  While your electric bill says watts, the meter can ONLY measure amps.  And with 220, you use far less amps, because they fall from 120 to -120 instead of just to 0 at ground.  And you are not charged for having it fall further.  This is not an opinion, but easily measure fact from real life experience.

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