# Thread: How much does it cost to run a dehumidifier?

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## How much does it cost to run a dehumidifier?

Good day everyone. How much does it cost to run an avg. size(65pint) dehumidifier? I called my local electric company(LIPA) and they couldn't tell me, but they indicated they charge .20/KwH. Much appreciated. THANKS!

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Originally Posted by sandman512
Good day everyone. How much does it cost to run an avg. size(65pint) dehumidifier? I called my local electric company(LIPA) and they couldn't tell me, but they indicated they charge .20/KwH. Much appreciated. THANKS!
I guess that would depend upon the run time and the watt's it consumes to meet your needs?

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Originally Posted by Chris_Worthington
I guess that would depend upon the run time and the watt's it consumes to meet your needs?
Would this help? I run it 3 hours on, 3 hours off. Runs constantly, no preset target. Thanks!
PS: FWIW, I'm looking for an estimate on how much it cost, ie: \$20 vs. \$100?
Thanks!

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Originally Posted by sandman512
Would this help? I run it 3 hours on, 3 hours off. Runs constantly, no preset target. Thanks!
PS: FWIW, I'm looking for an estimate on how much it cost, ie: \$20 vs. \$100?
Thanks!
There should be something that states the watt's on the units name plate and/or amps and volts....

Volts "X" Amp's = Watts

Do the math from there to figure out your cost in you're area

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A 65 pint dehumidifier will draw roughly 600 watts. 0.6KW x 3 hours = 1.8 kWh. 1.8 KWh x 20c/ KWh = 36 cents for a 3 hour cycle. If it's on 50% of the time during a 24 hour period that is about \$1.50 a day. That 20 cent figure may not include tax and other utility charges so the actual cost may end up being higher.

6. Originally Posted by sandman512
Good day everyone. How much does it cost to run an avg. size(65pint) dehumidifier? I called my local electric company(LIPA) and they couldn't tell me, but they indicated they charge .20/KwH. Much appreciated. THANKS!
I have to use one in my basement, & it costs a lot more than running my two small window A/Cs.

It really runs my electric bill up!
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Originally Posted by udarrell
I have to use one in my basement, & it costs a lot more than running my two small window A/Cs.

It really runs my electric bill up!
and it was set for

Any diff between the kids running lights/TV's that are on un-needed?

Low wattage appliance "typically" and only one within a given area, with a similar structure could one even begin to compare run times (.) the end

Florida = X Arizona = X not even close

8. Originally Posted by sandman512
Good day everyone. How much does it cost to run an avg. size(65pint) dehumidifier? I called my local electric company(LIPA) and they couldn't tell me, but they indicated they charge .20/KwH. Much appreciated. THANKS!
Well, looking online, most 65pint units list about 700W draw. So that's .7kW. So, that .7kW * \$0.20/kWh would result in \$0.14/hour of operation.

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I just checked my dehu booklet. It's a 65 pint unit and power input (assume that's fan and compressor) is 770 watts.

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Why don't you get yourself one of these: http://www.killawattplus.com/?gclid=...FWVd5QodqTtLwQ

It will tell you exactly how much electricity you are using. You can then calculate the cost based on your electricity rates.

FYI, we have time-of-use electricity rates here in Ontario, Canada. Cost between 7pm and 7am is about half the cost during peak times. I would have to take that in consderation when figuring the cost.

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FYI, we have time-of-use electricity rates here in Ontario, Canada. Cost between 7pm and 7am is about half the cost during peak times. I would have to take that in consderation when figuring the cost.
Most Ontario utilities charge 4-5 cents per kwh for distribution and debt retirement, so it's not close to double.

12. Energy Star has a web site with the most energy eff. dehus listed.
There is a big difference in the best to worst dehus.
The Ultra-Aire/Santa Fe/Honeywells produce 4-7.9 pints/KWH.
The most inefficients dehus 1.7 pints per KW.
Search "Energy Star dehumidifiers"
Regards TB

13. Teddy,
Do you ever miss a chance to plug your product?
Ever?
(Full disclosure, I sell his product, but find his constant lack of objectivity, well, questionable, to say the least).

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