How much does it cost to run a hairdryer?

GETTING the perfect blow dry at home not only takes time – but it adds some cash onto your energy bills.

If you're wondering how much it costs to get your hair looking in shape after a shower, we explain what you'll be paying every time you use a hair dryer.

Brits will be wanting to know ways of driving down their energy bills by making changes – no matter how small – to the way they use gas and electricity.

Households are currently facing crippling rises to their energy bills.

The energy price cap — which was brought in to limit how much consumers can be billed — was raised by £139 last month.

But that's at least £400 more than many families on the lowest tariffs – leaving millions of homes in the cold this winter as they can't afford to pay bills.

Here's how much putting your hairdryer costs.

How much does it cost to run a hairdryer?

Drying your hair doesn't cost much that much, according to Uswitch.

It will cost you up to roughly £10 a year to use it – but exact costs vary depending on how powerful your hair dryer is.

Drying your hair on the highest power setting will take eight minutes to dry your hair and use up 1.8 kilowatts (kW) of power.

This will cost you nearly 5p – or £0.045 to be precise.

If you wash and dry your hair four times a week, this will rack up to £9.44 a year.

How can I get this cost down?

If you're looking for ways to drive costs down on your energy bills, simply switch the settings on your hair dryer.

Setting your hair dryer to eco mode will take you 12 minutes to dry and use 0.07kW of power.

It will cost £0.003 every time you dry your hair – which totals just 55p per year.

You could cut this cost even more if you let your hair dry naturally – especially in the warmer months.

How else can I save money on my energy bills?

Wanting to make a big dent on your energy bills? It might be an idea to look at more energy-guzzling appliances to save on running costs.

One of the easiest ways to cut costs is to make sure your appliances are switched off properly.

Leaving your Xbox and Playstation on standby could be costing you £16.24 a year – the same cost as leaving your telly on standby too.

Insulating your home properly could also save you hundreds of pounds per year.

Hundreds of thousands of people overpay by £246 on heating bills due to poor insulation, but fixing that can reduce costs.

For example, buying a draught excluder for as little as £3 could save you £200 on bills in the long run.

If you're on a variable tariff, making the most of the night time rates could save you cash in the long-run.

The Sun spoke to savvy saver Scott Dixon, who only washes his clothes and showers at night to save him roughly £50 a year.

Here's six tips to save hundreds of pounds on your energy bill.

You can also get free cash to insulate your home – here's how one savvy saver did it.

Plus, here are 10 gadgets that could save you hundreds of pounds this winter on your energy bills.

 

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