How much more does it cost to run an electric dryer?
Then, how much does it cost to run a tumble dryer for an hour?
For example, a washing machine costs 50p per load while drying clothes in the tumble dryer costs 35p. An electric heater and slow cooker will set you back 31p and 25p respectively an hour while an hour of ironing is 15p.
One may also ask, is it cheaper to run a gas or electric dryer? For drying similarly sized laundry loads, gas is cheaper than electric. Gas dryers run hotter than electric dryers, which reduces drying time and costs over time.
Keeping this in consideration, how much does it cost to run a dryer for 30 minutes?
Appliance Electricity Usage
|Appliance||Typical Consumption Per Hour||Cost Per Hour (at 10 cents per kilowatt-hour)|
|Clothes dryer/water heater||4,000 watts||40 cents|
|Water pump||3,000 watts||30 cents|
|Space heater||1,500 watts||15 cents|
|Hair dryer||1,200 watts||12 cents|
Which uses more electricity washer or dryer?
At eight loads of laundry a week, the average family uses both the washing machine and the dryer six hours each on average per week. Dryers use more electricity of the two appliances, so you may also consider air drying clothes when possible to minimize your electricity consumption on laundry day.