Power consumption & Energy usage of Clothes Dryer

Clothes dryers are used to remove moisture from clothes. Usually, they are used after washing clothes in a washing machine. The moisture is removed from clothes by spinning and circulating hot air through them. It consumes a bit more energy. There is a wide range of dryers available in the market. The power consumption of clothes dryers ranges between 1500 to 6000 Watts. A typical dryer used 3500Watts. Here you can calculate the energy usage of clothes dryer, usage cost and tips to save energy.

Enter the wattage, hours of usage and cost per kWh. The energy usage calculator for clothes dryer gives you the total energy consumed by them. Also, you can find how much power do clothes dryer use.

Energy usage of clothes dryer

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Cost per unit*:(Global Electricity rates)
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*The cost is currency independent and same that of cost per unit input given.

Terms and definitions:


Power usage of device in watts as mentioned in the label of the lamp.

Cost per unit:

The average cost per unit charged by the electric utility. Every country has different tariff rates. Visit: Global Electricity prices for details if you don’t know how much the utility company charges you per unit or kWH.

Units per day:

The number of units of electricity consumed by the load every day considering the entered operation hours.

Hours of usage:

Number of hours the load is used per day.

The electricity usage depends on the wattage, number of hours of usage. The utility company charges you for the total number of kilo-watt-hour of energy you have consumed. Kilowatt-hour is the product of power consumption of the load and the number of hours of usage.

Power consumption of clothes dryers

Energy usage of clothes dryer

Like other heating devices like a geyser, furnace etc. dryers consume a lot of energy compared to that of other home appliances. A typical dryer consumes 3.5kWh of energy per hour of usage. That means an hour of usage can cost you 42 cents.

Therefore, it is better is to use natural drying methods over the clothes dryer if you want to save energy as well as electricity bills. Make you of available space at your backyards or balcony to dry your clothes. During winter when there is no enough sunlight, dryers can be used.

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