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Below is a rough guide to how much some of the most popular electric appliances contribute to you energy bill for every hour that they are in use.

**The below is based on substantial energy price increases in 2022 and assume you are paying 30 cent per kw used**.

Electrical Appliance |
Typical Wattage Output per hr |
Approx Cost Per Hour Used (based on paying 30 cent per KW unit) |

Washing Machine | 650W | 20 cent |

Tumble Dyer | 5,000W | €1.50 |

Clothes Iron | 1,000W | 30 cent |

Dishwasher | 1,800W | 54 cent |

Electric Shower | 8,500W | €2.55 |

Hair Dryer | 1,500W | 45 cent |

Television (36 Inch) | 200W | 6 cent |

Laptop Computer | 60W | 1.8 cent |

Portable Radio | 5W | 0.2 cent |

Cordless Phone | 2W | 0.1 cent |

Electric Kettle | 3,000W | 90 cent |

Microwave | 850W | 26 cent |

Toaster | 1200W | 36 cent |

Vacuum Cleaner | 1400W | 42 cent |

Refrigerator | 180W | 5 cent |

Fan Heater / Oil Based Electric Heater | 2500W | 75 cent |

60 Watt Light Bulb | 60W | 1.8 cent |

5 Watt LED Bulb with 60W Light Output | 5W | 0.2 cent |

*Above figures are calculated based on your energy provider charging you 30 cent per Kw used.*

About 45 cent per week.

Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Please come work for me. Your patience is unbelievable. “what, what=2 watts, not very bright” lol

How much does electric fan oven, operating at 200 degrees cost, also air fryer.

Thank you.

Electric ovens typically use about 2KW per hour so about 60 cent per hour and air fryers 1KW per hour so 30 cent per hour

Hi just wondering how much an electric blanket for a single bed costs to run in Dublin Ireland

Hi Stephen,

This will depend on a few factors like what heat seating it is on for and how long it is on per night. Geneally on full setting a single bed electric blaket uses about 70W per hour. Therefore if you used it 2 hours per night 7 days a week it would add in the region of 30 cent per week to your bill.

A electric fan oven at 180 degrees for three hours. How much does this cost

depends on wattage of oven

Depending on whether you will be getting ‘hot’ under the blankets about 1 euro per night

One small ring on electric cooker for 1 hr

Depends on wattage used

No queries here as I am easily able to calculate it based on the table above. Just wanted to say based on the questions you’ve consistently and repeatedly answered, you have the patience of a Saint!! I do not envy you but I suppose as they say “No good deed goes unpunished” I bet you’ll think twice before you decide to offer another free information service 🙂 🙂 🙂

Hi why have you not put in a cooker?

For no reason in particular. Ovens can greatly use between 2000w to 5000W per hour in use. 3000W would be a good general rule of thumb so about 60 cent per hour used.

Hey how much does it cost to have a trademill at home.

Depending on the KW of the threadmill, how often it is used and for what time it is used when it is being used.

I’m wondering what a 2000 watt oil filled heater would cost running 24 hrs a day in Ireland pay as you go

Roughly 9.60 euro per day

How much to run a 1800w fan heater per hour

Based on an assumption that you are currently paying 30 cent per KW it would cost you about 50 cent an hour to run a 1800W fan heater

How much would it cost to have an Electric Oil filled 2.5kw radiator set a max heat setting of 2500w for two hours

At current rates at least 1.50 euro

What about an electric fan oven??

Your typical Electric Fan Oven is about 2KW

Hi,

What’s the average cost to operate four industrial ovens??

Thanks!

It would depend what kw each one is and how often they are used.

How much to run 250w infrared heat bulb per hour in Ireland ? Thanks

At current rates about 5 cent per hour

It means about 40cents per hour?

Not sure what your question is?

Hi

Was thinking of buying humidifier for house and laundry. Are they energy efficient at 280watts per hr . Sorry I’m useless .

280W per hour sounds efficient for a dehumidifier but I guess the litre in take is also something you need to consider. It will probably cost in the region of 10 cent per hour to run based on the current electricity rates.

How many degrees is that?

How many degrees is what Grainne?

What plug in heater are most efficient… as I’m thinking of not filling oil tank … thanks

Hi Mary we would strongly recommend far infrared heating panels.

They come in 3 sizes and are very efficient

350W (click here to view)

600W (click here to view)

750W (click here to view)

Can you send me latest price usage list for electrical appliances thanks

There is no such thing to the best of my knowledge. If you check your latest bill you will see what you pay per KW though with your supplier.

very expensive Find a Beter Chose

What about an old electric portable heater left on for 24 hours

It depends completely on what 2KW the heater is. If it is 2 KW and it is on constantly for 24 hours it would cost you about 7.50 euro per day to run it.

How much does an electric oven or an emerson cost per hour?

Depends on the oven and the size of your water cylinder.

How much does a 150w halogen heater cost to run for an hour?

A 150W Halogen Heater? If such a thing exists it would only cost about 3 cent per hour to run. However I suspect it is a 1500W Halogen Heater in which case it costs about 30 cent per hour to run

Ive 2 kw infrared heaters going 8hrs a day. How much a week would i pay in ireland

Probably in excess of 20 euro per week for the one heater.

lol, you are one patient individual, i don’t mean to laugh at your pain but i had a good giggle at some of the questions

LOL

Me too and a great service you give @ purchase .ie

Ah thanks LOL

If I will use my sauna heater 9kw one time per week for 3hours hkw much cost me ??? Thanks

About 280 euro per annum

How about a 400 watts mini heater

Roughly 7 cent per hour in Ireland.

Hi how much does it cost to run a mini refrigerator per hour… regards Jimmy!

Would depend on the wattage of the mini refrigerator. They are generally only about 50-60W so less that 1 cent an hour in all likeihood or in the region of 10 cent per day.

How much roughly does oil central heating pump use?

Completely depends on what type of pump it is and how often the central heating is turned on.

I just purchased the unit to measure the energy used by an appliance. We just got the bill for the last 2 months billing period . We are a family of 3 I work nights and my partner works from 5am till 4pm . My daughter leaves gor school and is gone all day . This bill was for 402.00 euro and im absolutely gobsmacked. Every bulb is energy saving . Our showers are power showers we have the oil heating on for 2 hrs every evening. Do you have any tips to reduce the cost .

Some useful tips in many of our blog posts Enda. Winter bills will naturally tend to be higher. Any plug in heaters being used? How long are people spending in the power showers? Check out some tips at https://purchase.ie/15-energy-saving-tips

I have a Meaco Dehumidfyrer which is 270 watt I use it to dry clothes in a small insulated drying room using the laundry setting on the Dehumidifer I’m wondering what would be the cost per hour or it mostly is on for 12 hours at a time I wonder is this much cheaper than a electric clothes dryer thanking u John.

What about 1200 watt halogen heater and are they any good thanks

We don’t sell halogen heaters Marc and I don’t have any experience with them so it would be unfair of me to rate them. A 1200 watt heater would be about 21 cent per hour to run.

How much to run a 1000 w LED light for 8 hours

If it is LED light I doubt it is 1000w but if it was you would be looking at about 3.60 euro

Is there any difference in unit rates cycle if I use the washing machine in morning v/s if I use it in mid night..may be 10 or 11 o clock in the night? Can you please let me know the exact timelines.

best to consult your electric supplier.

How much a washing machine used daily?1 hour every day?(in money)

About 13 cent per hour as outlined in the table above

is the cost of a 1000watt 3.60 for 8 hour or 24?

The cost of 1000 watt is roughly 18 cent per hour based on current rates. So roughly 1.44 euro for 8 hours or 4.32 per 24 hours

How much does a wifi boaster cost to run per hour?

Depends what wattage it uses per hour!

How much does cost to have an electric hob ring on 1 / low for 24hours?

Depends on power output from hob.

Hi we have a heat press which is 5.900 Watt – how much would that cost to run?

Roughly 1 euro per hour in use.

How much to run small fridge in a caravan. Thanks

How much would it cost to run an oil heater 1500kw for an hour every day for a month? House mates trying to blame high bill on hardly any use of oil heater , went up drastically in 2 months over winter , another person in the house has a heater but denying using it

30 cent per day x 30 days = roughly 9 euro a month

Hi how much would a 50 watt led spotlight on for 8 hours cost to run. Thanks

Roughly based on current average domestic electricity charges in Ireland it would amount to about 7 or 8 cent in total.

Thanks

How much is a dimplex oil filled radiator cost per hour

Will depend what kw the dimplex heater uses.

Hi, how much would it cost to run a 120 watt slow cooker per hour? At low and high settings?

Thanks

If it claims to be a 120W cooker you got to assume that is the high setting. This would cost about 2 cent per hour to run. If the low setting is half that (60W) it would cost about 1 cent per hour to run.

How much would a 2kw log effect stove be per hour roughly?

Roughly 36 cent per hour

What is the difference in price when using 2 different 75inch interactive screens. One 120Watt the other one 350Watt?

Hi Declan,

The different is it would cost roughly 3 times the amount of energy to run the 350W (about 6 cent per hour) as opposed to the 120W (about 2 cent per hour)

What is the cost of running a 6W LED light for 8hrs?

Also, a standard 40W bulb for 8hrs?

Roughly 1 cent and roughly 6 cent respectively.

How much to run a 70 30 fridge freezer, the fridge part is empty for 4 months please.

Get yourself an Energy monitor

and you will find out

How much would a storage heater cost to run?

It’s not wired to the mains….. It’s plugged into a socket.

Depends on kw of heater

Good evening, My electricity supplier charges .1739c per unit excluding PSO levy, standing charge and VAT @ 13.5%. (25cent per unit when included) Does your figure of 20c per unit include PSO levy, standing charge and VAT? Thank you

Anne this article is an independent blog post which was written a number of years ago to provide a very rough estimate of costs for users at time of publication. If the overall cost is 25 cent per kw for you it should be very easy for you to make your necessary calculations.

How much to run a 2000w electric heater per hour?

About 40 cent per hour.

Hi,

I am worried about the annual cost of running a B- rated condenser tumble dryer. The annual KWH is 561.

By my reckoning it’s an additional €35.00 a month but not entirely confident in my calculations.

Can anyone shed any light on it for me?

Thanks

Hi James,

More like 10 euro a month really.

561 divided by 12 (months) = 46.75kw per month

46.75kw x 0.20cent = 9.35 euro

My god you are efficient and helpful. Thank you very much and have a lovely day.

Just wounding how much a 100w water heater would be to run daily thanks

depends on how long it is powered on a day.

Hi,

Can you tell me pleae how much it costs to run an 800W Unidare Electric wall heater.

Roughly 16 cent and hour!

Hi,

Would you have any idea how much a 2kw ariston water heater would cost to run over a 24 hour period on full heat? My first electricity bill for 2 months we’ve used nearly 1700 units in a two bed cottage with all new electrics and we can’t figure out what is using so much.

Thanks

Steve

Could be costing you anything up to 10 euro per day I estimate. Do you need it on 24/7?

Hi,

I have fairy lights with USB, plugged into a Phone Charger, could you tell me how much

It would cost to run it for 24hrs please.

Depends on the wattage output of the lights

1 unit how much?

One unit of what?

Hello, I was wondering if you could tell me how much it would cost to run a 200L chest freezer (annual consumption 222 kwh) per day in Ireland please. Thank you!

Hi Kay, if annual consumption is 222kwh then you can assume that using about 0.6KW per day meaning the daily cost is in the region of 12 cent.

Hi

Would the fan heater and the oil heater not be different prices per hour, even though they’re both 2500w. The fan heater element would be constantly on to heat the air. While the oil heater element turns off and on over the period of the hour?

Id imagine the oil heater is more efficient as it will power in and our but refer to manufacturers is the best advise I could give you to check for sure.

is an a+ energy rating freezer cheap to run? Do you know what it works out at?

Hi I have an 800 watt led light that I use for one hour at a time . How much would this cost to run please?

About 15 cent every hour you use it

Hi

Thanks for the great info. I was wondering how much is the kwh cost here I ireland. I am with energia at the moment. I wanted to use appliances of about 150 watts with average of 8 hours a day. How much that will cost ? I know there is already an answer on the table. But update would be really appreciated.

currrently 20 cent per kw is a good guideline

Hi. Left an 18w bathroom extractor fan on for 6 days. About how much would that cost? Many thanks.

About 50 cent

Hi how much does a electric fan cost to run

Please

Not very much but will depend on the wattage of heater. For instance our Smart Wifi Tower Fan it uses 45W per hour so would cost less than 1 cent per hour to run

How good of a heater tower heater and how is it so cheap to run where can I purchase one.

How much 2kwh electric fan heater costs in Ireland for 2 hours daily?

Are plug in heaters more energy efficient to use than electric fan heater?

About 80 cent a day taking into account current energy rates. The KW will dictate how energy efficient a heater is.

And what about the plug in heaters

Depends what wattage they are.

Hi, have you updated the approximate rates per hour now to Oct/Nov ’21 rates as they have increased significantly in the last year? Thanks. 🙂

Have not got around to this yet Grainne but you might find our latest blog post with tips on saving energy and reducing bills useful. Check it out at https://purchase.ie/2021-never-a-more-important-time-to-save-energy

How much would it cost to run a 500 Watt Electric Heater for 30 minutes per day? The rate is 20.52 Cent per Kwh?

10.26 cent per day

A 770 watt projector I use for movies. What is the cost per hour? On the manual it says power consumption :770watts

About 15 cent per hour at current electricity rates

How much for ps5 per hour please

What is ps5?

Hi there, how much would it cost per hour in Ireland for a home projector that’s 770w power consumption?

about 15 cent

Hi How much to run an electric fan per hour Just a rough estimate please

Depends what Kw the fan is and what you are currently paying your energy supplier per unit.

Hi, I’ve just moved into a rented house that has atc lifestyle heaters in every room. 1500w

Don’t know anything about them, so wondering how much they’ll cost to run?

I think I can program each one to come on/off at a certain time if left on standby……

Any advice would be much appreciated……got to plan for winter bill costs. Thank you

check how much you are paying per kw and multiply by 1.5 to get how much each heater costs to run per hour. If your current rate is 30 cent per hour then each heater costs roughly 45 cent per hour to run.

Hi just wondering how much a 2kw oil filled heater costs per hour, I am with pre pay power atm.TIA

At least 60 cent per hour at current rates Sandra. Refer to your bill to see what you pay be KW