# Cost Of Running An Aquarium Heater

Aquarium heaters cost no different than any other power consuming item. To find the cost of running your aquarium heater simply use the cost of kilowatt per hour. In The US this averages at 12.58 cents.

For convenience sake here is a quick table on aquarium heater operation costs. Depending on the difference in room and tank temperature your heater will be on more or less often.

 Heater Size Cost Per Month Cost Per Year 25 Watts 6 hours a day = \$.56 a month8 hours a day = \$.75 a month10 hours a day = \$.94 a month 6 hours a day = \$6.72 a year8 hours a day = \$9 a year10 hours a day = \$11.28 a year 50 Watts 6 hours a day = \$1.13 a month8 hours a day = \$1.51 a month10 hours a day = \$1.89 a month 6 hours a day = \$13.44 a year8 hours a day = \$18 a year10 hours a day = \$22.56 a year 100 Watts 6 hours a day = \$2.26 a month8 hours a day = \$3.02 a month10 hours a day = \$3.78 a month 6 hours a day = \$26.88 a year8 hours a day = \$36 a year10 hours a day = \$45.12 a year 150 Watts 6 hours a day = \$3.39 a month8 hours a day = \$4.53 a month10 hours a day = \$5.67 a month 6 hours a day = \$47.88 a year8 hours a day = \$63.84 a year10 hours a day = \$79.80 a year 200 Watts 6 hours a day = \$4.52 a month8 hours a day = \$6.04 a month10 hours a day = \$7.58 a month 6 hours a day = \$53.76 a year8 hours a day = \$72 a year10 hours a day = \$90.24 a year 250 Watts 6 hours a day = \$5.65 a month8 hours a day = \$7.55 a month10 hours a day = \$9.45 a month 6 hours a day = \$67.80 a year8 hours a day = \$90.40 a year10 hours a day = \$113 a year 300 Watts 6 hours a day = \$6.78 a month8 hours a day = \$9.06 a month10 hours a day = \$11.34 a month 6 hours a day = \$81.36 a year8 hours a day = \$108.48 a year10 hours a day = \$135.60 a year

As you can see the costs of running an aquarium heater are not too high, but do climb quickly with long hours and high wattage. This means the average cost of running even the best aquarium heater is fairly low for small tanks, where as large tanks can drain more money than expected.

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