electric iron power consumption

electric iron power consumption

Iron electricity cost calculator

Usually an automatic iron is use from 500 to 2500 watts, while the most electrically consumed device in your home is  ‘ fan ‘ also only up to 70 watts. So now you can understand yourself that an iron use too many times more power than the fan used in the house.
Now if talk about the consumption of electricity using iron, you can easily calculate it yourself. First of all, check your iron to see how many watts they have.you will get wattage written in the box in which your iron was packaged or on the Iron.

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A regular electric ironing appliance is rated at 1000-2000 watts. Which is more than other home appliances.
In an iron also has thermostat like any other hot or cooling device, the total consumption of electricity depends on the temperature of the thermostat.
A steam iron is filled with water, which is used in steam production while ironing the clothes, because electricity is converted into steam by using electricity, due to this, extra power is used in this process.Therefore, the use of steam ironing increases the consumption of electricity.

Some tips for using and buying electric ironing efficiently and effectively select  Automatically electric ironing with automatic temperature cutoff facility. Most modern electric ironing is usually attached to this facility, so if you have an old iron, you can now consider to change it.
Some modern electric iron has energy saving control, so if the iron is not being used for 10-15 minutes,the iron automatically switch-off.This facility is considered very good from the safety point of view.Use the iron in a limited amount

  • Use a low spinning feature in the washing machine, 
  • Use the hangar to dry clothes, as clothes less shrinkage.
  • Keep the thermostat in an appropriate value for ironing. High-temperature are not considered good for both clothes and your electricity bill. Before ironing, check that the cloth is not wet and do not pour water on the cloth.

How much electricity does a electric iron use? 

Let assume that your electric iron operates 1 hours a day, Average power consumption of the electric iron between 500 to 2500 watts. Let’s take an example and say your model uses 1000 watts,you can find The wattage label that displays the power consumption of the electric iron,Look like this or check device manual.

1000 watts * 1 hours = 1000 watt-hours per day

How many kilowatts does a electric iron use?

1000 watt-hours per day / 1000 = 1 kWh per day

How much does it cost to run a electric iron every day?

1 kWh per month x 0.10 per kWh = $ .1 per day

How much does it cost to run a electric iron?

1 kWh per day * 30 days = 30 kWh per month
30 kWh per month * 0.10 per kWh = $ 3 per month

Iron works on the power supply of our homes that is 220 volt AC. Iron’s job is to removing wrinkles and creases out of clothes and fabrics.
An iron will consume 700 to 2500 watts, with an average press(iron) using 1000 watts when heated on threshold(high).
Iron has a connection wire which plugs into the electric board of the home.Iron has coil which get warm when power  supplied to the iron so that the lower surface of the iron is also get warm. The lower surface of the iron is a very flat.

Some Important Points

  • Drying clothes in the dryer can also save you time.drying clothes Slow spin mode can also save your time and power because clothes do not wrinkle too much. So that they don’t have to work hard while removing wrinkles and creases.
  • If you keep the clothes bent after washing, they will shrink further. It is important to keep them in a way.
  • Clean the Iron box before and after the use.The dirty press could leave spot on the fabric.When you use the iron,you can spray water on the clothes so that the more wrinkle clothes become straight away.
  • The place on which you press the clothes should be soft so that It does not have any wrinkle on clothing.


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I'm an electronic engineer working in a multinational company,having good experience on Electronics and electrical engineers design and oversee production of electronic equipment such as radios, televisions, computers, washing machines and telecommunication systems.I like to do RND and Research.I also have hands on experience graphic design software and in web designing having great command on ASP.NET, HTML5, JavaScript, T-SQL, JQuery.

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