To get to know how much electricity does a hair dryer uses, first we need to know how much power does it use.
Depending on the model, a hair dryer can use from around 1500 Watts up to 3000 Watts.
On this page you will find out:
> How much electricity does a hair dryer use
> Hair dryer electricity cost calculator
> Electricity measurement units: Watt, Kilowatt or Kilowatt hour
> What is energy conservation and how does it benefit you and the environment
Alternatively, you may want to fast forward to the hair dryer electricity cost calculator.
So, first, you need to know how many watts (W) does your hair dryer uses. And this information can be can be found on the hair dryer’s specifications label.
Alternatively, if you are considering to buy a new hair dryer, that wattage can be found on the internet by browser search. Just browse for the hair dryer’s model followed by ‘wattage’ or ‘ power consumption’.
Our hair dryer uses 2100 Watts (W) or 2,1 Kilowatts per hour (kWh). Because we are paying to our electricity provider 0,217 euro per every Kilowatt hour we use, we know that if we were to use the hair dryer continuously for an hour it would cost us 0,45 euro.
Once you know the power consumption, the calculator below can be used to estimate the power consumption and the electricity cost of a hair dryer over a period of time.
You just need to adjust the values in the PARAMETERS section to your requirements and the calculator will automatically display the RESULTS section.
> If you have a hair dryer which is rated as 3000 Watts (W)
> If you use the hair dryer 15 minutes every day and 210 days per year
> If you are paying 0,2 euro (or dollars, or pounds, or…) per every kWh you consume
You will be paying around 31,5 euro (or dollars, or pounds, or…) per year in electricity costs.
A few other examples from our ‘Electricity usage calculators‘ page that may be of your interest:
Still, if you want to know the exact electricity usage of your coffee machine, your best option is to use a plug in power meter to measure the electricity consumption.
Clicking on the image below it will redirect you to the Amazon page where you can have a look to the specifications of the power meter we use for our measurements.
All of our house appliances and devices like the washing machine, the dishwasher, the TV or the printer are plugged to a wall socket.
So, with a power consumption meter we can determine how much electricity our appliances or devices are using and, more importantly, we can measure the electricity usage over a period of time.
We have measured a 2100 Watts hair dryer’s power consumption and the results are as follow.
As you can see, the hair dryer’s electricity consumption depends on the settings.
This means that the power consumption stated on the device label can be used for orientation, to calculate the approximate electricity usage and cost, but to get to know the exact values a power meter it is advisable.
Not everybody it is familiar with terms like Watts, Kilowatts or Kilowatt hours so if you would learn more about them, have a look to this YouTube video that we have prepared about this topic.
Or you can have a look to this electricity measurement units calculators to get a better understanding of:
> What is a Watt (W) and how to transform Watts into Kilowatts
> What is a Kilowatt (kW) and how to transform Kilowatts into Kilowatts hour
> What is a Kilowatt hour (kWh) and how to transform Kilowatts hours to other units
> What are Power (P), Voltage (V) and Current (I)
Energy conservation can be defined as the decision and the act of using less energy
Energy conservation both benefit you and the environment
The act of saving and conserving electricity does benefit you because you will be paying less on your energy bills.
And it also does benefit the environment because conserving electricity prevents any unnecessary waste of natural resources.
Now, at individual level it may not look worth to try to save a few watts here or there.
Still, every little counts and if hundreds or thousands of us do save a little every time, it will make an important contribution towards conserving our natural resources.
For example, if 9000 households would manage to save as little as 10 Watts per day (0,01 kWh) that would add to 32850 Kilowatt hour (kWh) saved per year.
9000 households x 0,01 kWh per day x 365 days per year
32,850 kWh saved per year
That is a considerable amount of electricity, but let’s add additional perspectives for clarity:
> Assuming an average cost of 0,18 euro (or dollars, or pounds, or any other currency) per kWh, we would collectively be saving nearly 6000 euro per year.
> To produce 32,850 kWh of electricity it is necessary to use around 17 metric tons of coal or 56 barrels of residual fuel oil.
In any case it is clear that small energy savings do really count when looking into the bigger picture.
If you are looking for saving electricity ideas at home, have a look to this video where we provide some useful tips to reduce the electricity usage and decrease the electricity bill.
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