Clothes Dryer Energy Usage

Clothes Dryer energy usage calculator

Energy usage based on the average Clothes Dryer wattage of 3400.

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*Clothes Dryer energy usage cost is based on the average residential retail electricity rate in the United States.

Clothes Dryer Energy Usage Calculator

This calculator uses the average watt rating (100 Watts) for a Clothes Dryer. You can input your Clothes Dryer’s details to calculate the exact usage and cost of your device.

Hours used per day

Enter how many hours per day you estimate you run your Clothes Dryer. If it is less than one hour use a decimal. For example, 30 minutes would be .5 and 15 minutes would be .25.

Power used (Watts)

Input the wattage of your Clothes Dryer. If you are unsure enter the average wattage for a Clothes Dryer: 3400.

How many watts does a Clothes Dryer use?

The average Clothes Dryer uses 3400 watts. Your devices wattage may be different depending on the brand, size, or other factors.  You can generally find the wattage of your Clothes Dryer in the user manual or on the device itself.

Your energy rate

Enter the price per kilowatt-hour (kWh) you pay for electricity. If you are unsure you can use the average rate per kWh in the US (10 cents) or find the kWh rate in your area here.

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