The electricity usage of a tumble dryer may vary considerable depending on the efficiency and age of the appliance.
Newer and efficient models most probably are going to be more economic. Still, if you have a tumble dryer at home or if you are considering to buy one, it is worth to spend a little time and find out the electricity usage and the electricity cost.
The electricity usage, or the power consumption, should be clearly displayed or easily at the appliance itself of easily accessible online.
Still this is not always the case. If the electricity consumption is low, the power consumption details are easy to find. And the opposite, is the electricity consumption is higher that other similar tumble dryers, the power consumption details may be a bit hidden.
Once we know the yearly power consumption, the calculator below can be used to calculate the power and cost consumption of a tumble dryer.
You just need to adjust the values in the PARAMETERS section to your requirements and the calculator will automatically display the RESULTS section.
Still, if you want to know the exact electricity usage of your tumble dryer, your best option is to use a plug in power meter to measure the electricity consumption.
This is because a very efficient usage of the tumble dryer may decrease its power consumption and electricity cost. And the opposite, a very poor usage may increase its power consumption and electricity cost.
For more details, have a look to this post that we have created to show you how to use a plug in power meter to measure your appliances and devices power consumption.
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 video that we have prepared for you.
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