Depending on the model, a vacuum cleaner can use from around 400 Watts up to 1500 Watts.
So, if you want to know how much electricity does your vacuum cleaner use, first you need to know how many watts does your vacuum cleaner consume.
On this page you will find out:
> How much electricity does a vacuum cleaner use
> Vacuum cleaner electricity usage and 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 vacuum cleaner electricity cost calculator.
The power consumption of your vacuum cleaner should be described on the specification’s label.
If not, you may do a search on the internet as we are showing on the picture below.
As an example, our vacuum cleaner does use 620 Watts (W) or 0,62 Kilowatts per hour (kWh).
620 W / 1000 = 0,62 kW or 0,62 kWh
Because we are paying to our electricity provider 0,217 euro per every kWh we consume, this means that our vacuum cleaner does cost us 0,134 per every hour of usage.
0,62 kWh x 0,217 euro per kWh = 0,134 euro per hour
Once you know the power consumption, the calculator below can be used to estimate the power consumption and the electricity cost of a vacuum cleaner 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.
For example, if your vacuum cleaner:
> It has a power rating of 620 Watts
> You use it for 30 minutes per day and 150 days per year
> You are paying 0,217 euro (or dollars or pounds) per every kWh you consume
You will be paying around 10 euro (or dollars, or pounds, or…) per year in electricity costs.
Still, if you want to know the exact electricity usage of your vacuum cleaner, 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.
A few other examples from our ‘Electricity usage calculators‘ page that may be of your interest:
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 ideas to save electricity at home, have a look to this YouTube video were we show some useful tips to reduce the electricity usage at home and decrease the electricity bill.
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