How much does a dehumidifier consume?
There are many questions that have to do with electric dehumidifiers, and one of them is … How much does a dehumidifier consume? Let’s get to it!
A dehumidifier is an air conditioning equipment whose function is to collect and consequently reduce and control the humidity of the air found in the environment; The water resulting from the condensation of the air passes through a coil and is drained drop by drop into an integrated tank for this function, subsequently the clean and dry air collected recovers the ambient temperature and is expelled by the relevant grid to the outside of the room affected, managing to reduce humidity, preventing it from permeating the walls causing the appearance of mold, allergies and other bacteria and improving the quality of the air you breathe.
Thanks to the dehumidifiers you will make the environment much more comfortable and you will also avoid being too hot in summer, as well as less cold during winter, controlling the ideal humidity percentage at all times … This amounts to between 45 % and 55% relative humidity .
Now … We already know what a dehumidifier is and how it works, but how much does a dehumidifier consume?
When investigating how much a dehumidifier consumes we have to take into account several factors, but above all, it will depend on the power of the equipment in question; In this sense and although we will make the most of this issue, keep in mind that A device with an average power of 300 Watts can consume an average of 5 cents an hour , therefore, one with 600 Watts will cost 10 cents an hour and so on gradually.
Keep in mind that you can also find low-consumption dehumidifiers on the current market … They sound familiar, right? These equipment are A + or A ++ certified and obviously offer lower energy consumption, but on the other hand they tend to be more expensive, so it must be taken into account if in the long run and depending on the needs it would be worth buying it or not … here we bet yes!
Energy Consumption Labels
When buying a dehumidifier it is important to look at the energy label it has, in order to know if its consumption is lower or higher or the equipment is more or less efficient; In this sense, remember that labels range from A +, A ++ (the best), through the B, C, D, E, F and G , the latter belonging to the least efficient equipment and consequently less recommended in this regard.
- Labels A ++, A +, A, B and C: They are identified by a Gradual Green color, being the most efficient.
- Labels D and E: They are identified with a Yellow / Orange color offering moderate consumption.
- Labels F and G: They are identified with a Gradual Red color and are the ones with the highest electrical consumption.
Of course, there are dehumidifiers that do not need electric current to work and therefore do not offer any cost on the bill, but obviously, these are for very specific uses, very short stays and above all they do not provide the efficiency that a dehumidifier demonstrates. electric.
Do dehumidifiers help you save on heating?
According to our humble but experienced opinion … YES! Bear in mind that in case of high humidity levels, if you turn on the heating, the temperature will rise, but the humidity will remain at annoying levels (let’s say it drops only from 70% to 65%); However, when you start the dehumidifier, you will achieve, on the one hand, that the excess humidity decreases to advisable levels and consequently, the room temperature also rises and therefore you do not have the need to turn on the heating.
Obviously with the use of low consumption dehumidifiers, this fact will be even more plausible, achieving a better temperature and superior performance. In addition, you also have to take into account both the liters of absorption and the square meters to protect from moisture
- 10 Liter Dehumidifiers: Their approximate consumption is 220 Watts / hour and they are effective in eliminating humidity in areas of approximately 18 m².
- 12-15 liter dehumidifiers: Their consumption is approximately 190-220 Watts / hour and they are quite effective in areas close to 25 meters².
- 20-30 Liter Dehumidifiers: Their approximate consumption is 320-530 Watts / hour and they are effective in areas up to 40 m².
- 50 Liter Dehumidifiers: Their consumption is at least 775 Watts, effectively covering even an area between 80 and 120 m².
How to calculate the electricity consumption of a dehumidifier?
If what you want is to know how much an electric dehumidifier consumes approximately, you will have to follow the following guidelines; taking into account the price that we discussed at the beginning of this article, we only have to take into consideration the multiply this economic amount by the number of hours / day that the equipment is in operation and finally by the number of days that it is going to be used … Easy? This way you will have an approximate notion of what electric dehumidifiers consume.