Hair dryers are a common household appliance used for drying hair quickly and efficiently. However, it’s important to note that hair dryers consume a lot of energy. On average, a hair dryer uses 1250 watts of power to operate. This high wattage equates to a high consumption of energy.
How To Use This Calculator
Using this energy calculator is a simple and will help you determine the costs of running your appliance. Click on ‘Calculate’ to use the predefined values, or enter your daily usage in hours, appliance watts, and your current energy costs in dollars. The calculator will provide you with the daily, monthly, and yearly results. It’s important to ensure the accuracy of the information entered to get the most accurate results.
Hours Used Per Day
Enter the number of hours you estimate the appliance will be on throughout the day. To use fractions of an hour please use a decimal point in the form.
For example: 1 hour and 30 mintes would be 1.5, and 3 hours and 15 minutes would be 3.25
Power Used in Watts
The calculator already includes a default average wattage. If your appliance uses a different wattage then enter it in the calculator.
Your Energy Rate in kWh
The calculator includes an average energy rate (price in $/kWh) to use for the calculation. This may not be the exact price that you’re currently paying for electricity. If you know your energy rate please enter your price per kilowatt-hour.
Importance of Energy Efficiency for Hair Dryers
Due to the high energy consumption, it’s essential to consider the energy efficiency of hair dryers. Energy efficiency is becoming increasingly relevant today as people are becoming more environmentally conscious and looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Using energy-efficient appliances like hair dryers can help to reduce energy waste and lower electricity bills.
Cost in Dollars of Energy Usage
The cost of using a hair dryer can add up quickly. To calculate the energy cost of using a hair dryer, multiply the wattage of the appliance by the amount of time it’s used and then divide by 1000 to get the kilowatt-hour (kWh) usage. Finally, multiply the kWh usage by the cost per kWh.
For example, if you use your hair dryer for 15 minutes a day, the daily cost can be calculated as follows:
1250 watts x 0.25 hours = 312.5 Wh 312.5 Wh / 1000 = 0.3125 kWh 0.3125 kWh x $0.12/kWh = $0.0375 per day
So, the cost of using the hair dryer for 15 minutes a day is $0.0375 per day. This may not seem like a lot, but if you use it every day for a year, the yearly cost would be:
$0.0375 x 365 = $13.69 per year
Money Saving Tips
There are several ways to save money on hair dryer usage. Here are a few tips:
- Use a lower heat setting: Lower heat settings use less energy, and can also be better for your hair.
- Invest in an energy-efficient hair dryer: An energy-efficient hair dryer will use less energy overall and could save you money in the long run.
- Use a microfiber towel: By removing excess moisture from your hair with a towel before using a hair dryer, you’ll need less time to dry your hair and use less energy.
- Use a diffuser attachment: Using a diffuser attachment on your hair dryer can help distribute heat more evenly, which will dry your hair faster and use less energy.
- Turn off the hair dryer when not in use: Even when not actively using the hair dryer, it still uses energy. Be sure to unplug it when you’re done using it to save energy and money.
By following these simple tips, you can reduce your energy usage and lower your electricity bills while still enjoying the benefits of a hair dryer.