Cost of Running a Dehu or Air Mover

The following is a formula you can follow to find the cost of running a dehumidifier or air mover on a typical restoration job.

Convert Amp draw to kilowatts and multiply kilowatts by the local charge per kilowatthour.


  • Dri-Eaz Sahara : 5 amps x 115 volts x 24 hours = 13,800 watts.
  • 13,800 watts divided by 1,000 = 13.8 Kilowatts
  • 13.80 Kilowatts x local cost = Daily power cost (Note: the national average per kWh is approximately $0.1063)


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