Power consumption and energy usage of vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner is a piece of equipment used to clean the debris from the floor. There are many types of vacuum cleaners. The power consumption of a vacuum cleaner ranges between 450 watts to 2500 watts. A typical vacuum cleaner consumes 1400 watts. Calculate the energy usage of the vacuum cleaner below:

Enter the wattage, hours of usage, and cost per kWh. The energy usage calculator for vacuum cleaners gives you the total energy consumed by them. Also, you can find how much power your vacuum cleaner consumes.

Energy usage of vacuum cleaner

Average usage hours per day:
Cost per unit*:(Global Electricity rates)
Electricity usage per hour:
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Usage cost per hour:
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Usage cost per month:
Usage cost per year:
*The cost is currency independent and same that of cost per unit input given.

Terms and definitions:


Power usage of the device in watts as mentioned on its label.

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:

The number of hours the load is used per day.

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

Power consumption of a vacuum cleaner

Energy usage of vacuum cleaner

A typical vacuum cleaner consumes 1.4kWh of energy per hour of usage. That means an hour of usage can cost you 17 cents.

There are various models of vacuum cleaners available in the market. Generally, most of the vacuum cleaner has an electric motor that spins an air blower and creates negative pressure inside the dust collector. The pressure inside the drum shall be lesser than the surrounding pressure. This creates a suction effect and the air along with the debris is sucked into it.

Energy-saving while using a vacuum cleaner

  • Select a vacuum cleaner that has enough features to meet your needs. Never buy an oversized cleaner.
  • The efficiency of a vacuum cleaner is reduced by a clogged filter. Clean the filter before using it.
  • Buy a broom and dustbin. Sweep whenever possible

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