Power consumption and energy usage of hairdryers

Hairdryer blows hot air so that you can dry your hair faster after a bath. Alexander F. Godefroy is the first to introduce hair dyers in salons. You can calculate the energy usage of hair dryers here. Hairdryers consume between 1000 watts and 3500 watts. A typical hair dryer consumes 1800 watts of power.

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

Energy usage of hairdryers

Average duration of usage per day (Minutes):
Cost per unit*:(Global Electricity rates)
Electricity usage per day:
Usage cost per day:
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 hairdryers

A typical hair dryer consumes 1.8kWh of energy per hour of usage. That means an hour of usage can cost you 0.22 cents.

Power consumption of hairdryers

A hairdryer consists of a heating element made up of nichrome or ceramics and a fan. It has buttons to control the fan and the heater. It can be used either to blow air at room temperature or heated air. The heating element uses most of the energy consumed by the hair dryer.

Energy-saving tips for hairdryers

  • The first and foremost thing that you can do is unplug the dryers after use.
  • Use hairdryers rated between 1200-1600 watts. Experts say that hairdryers in this range can heat up faster enough. The higher the wattage, the higher will be power consumption.
  • Buy an energy-efficient hairdryer.

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