A steriliser is an appliance that uses electricity to sterilize baby bottles, toys, pacifiers and other items that babies and toddlers come into contact with. It operates by filling a chamber with steam and heating it to kill any germs or bacteria on the items.
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.
The energy consumption of a steriliser varies depending on the model and size. A standard-sized steriliser usually uses about 650 watts. This means that if the steriliser runs for an hour, it will use 0.65 kWh of electricity.
Importance and Relevance
The importance of a steriliser in today’s world cannot be overstated. Germs and bacteria are everywhere, and they can cause illness and disease, especially in children whose immune systems are still developing. Using a steriliser to clean baby items helps to prevent the spread of germs, keeping babies and toddlers healthy.
Cost in Dollars of Energy Usage
The cost of using a steriliser depends on the wattage of the appliance and the price of electricity per kWh. In this case, we will use the default values of 650 watts and $0.12/kWh.
To calculate the cost of using a steriliser for a certain period of time, use the following formula:
Cost = (Watts x Hours Used x Price per kWh) / 1000
For example, if you use a steriliser for 2 hours a day, the daily cost of using the steriliser can be calculated as follows:
Cost = (650 x 2 x 0.12) / 1000
Cost = $0.16
So the daily cost of using a steriliser is $0.16. The monthly cost will be $4.68 and the yearly cost $57.
Money Saving Tips
There are a number of ways to save on the cost of using a steriliser:
- Use the steriliser only when necessary.
- Try to sterilize items in bulk rather than one at a time to reduce the number of cycles required.
- Consider using a microwave sterilizer, which uses less energy than an electric sterilizer.
- Compare energy prices from different providers to find the best deal.
- Use a timer to make sure the sterilizer is turned off after use.
By implementing some or all of these tips, you can significantly reduce the cost of using a steriliser without compromising on the cleanliness and safety of your baby’s items.