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.

Example:

  • 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)

 

Average Retail Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers by End-Use Sector, by State:

http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/epm_table_grapher.cfm?t=epmt_5_4_a