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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.

Electrical Appliance |
Typical Wattage Output per hr |
Approx Cost Per Hour Used |

Washing Machine | 650W | 13 cent |

Tumble Dyer | 5,000W | €1 |

Clothes Iron | 1,000W | 20 cent |

Dishwasher | 1,800W | 36 cent |

Electric Shower | 8,500W | €1.70 |

Hair Dryer | 1,500W | 30 cent |

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

Laptop Computer | 60W | 1.2 cent |

Portable Radio | 5W | 0.1 cent |

Cordless Phone | 2W | 0.04 cent |

Electric Kettle | 3,000W | 60 cent |

Microwave | 850W | 17 cent |

Toaster | 1200W | 24 cent |

Vaccum Cleaner | 1400W | 28 cent |

Refrigerator | 180W | 3.6 cent |

Fan Heater / Oil Based Electric Heater | 2500W | 50 cent |

60 Watt Light Bulb | 60W | 1.2 cent |

5 Watt LED Bulb with 60W Light Output | 5W | 0.1 cent |

*Above figures are calculated based on your energy provider charging you 20 cent per Kw used.*

About 45 cent per week.

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.

It means about 40cents per hour?

Not sure what your question is?

How many degrees is that?

How many degrees is what Grainne?

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 about a 400 watts mini heater

Roughly 7 cent per hour in Ireland.

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

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 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 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.