# Cost of running a tower fan?

Can anyone tell me how much it might cost per hour to run a fan on either 1,2 or 3 speed? I've just got one but am worried about how much it will be and if I should maybe ration myself?
18:23 Fri 27th Jul 2012
 Buenchico As Hymie and I agree, the cost of running your fan (even at full speed) is unlikely to much more than 20p per DAY (if running it CONTINUOUSLY for 24 hours). It might well be rather less than that). 40W (as suggested by me) is the same power as a tungsten bulb in a bedside lamp uses. 100W (as suggested by Hymie) is the same power as a normal tungsten room bulb uses... 18:41 Fri 27th Jul 2012 Go To Best Answer

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 Which make and model, O Translucent One .................. and how much do you pay per unit of 'lectric? 18:28 Fri 27th Jul 2012 1 kw = aprox 12 per hour.depends what tariff your on but around this price 2kw =21p per hour 3kw =36 per hour 18:29 Fri 27th Jul 2012 that should be 2kw = 24p per hour 18:30 Fri 27th Jul 2012 Not enough details to answer.... Look for a sticker on the fan giving the wattage. but I'd be surprised if it was more than about half a pence an hour. 18:30 Fri 27th Jul 2012 My Argos 3-speed fan is 40W so at full power it uses 4% of a unit per hour. Assume 15p per unit then 0.6p per hour. 18:30 Fri 27th Jul 2012 my fan is practically on 24/7,it doesnt burn much,and it worth it anyway 18:32 Fri 27th Jul 2012 Question Author It just says "Argos Value Range" on the box, o Builder One......I need to study my last electric bill then to work it out? :-( Thanks deggers 316! That gives me a rough idea. I've just moved it down to the 1 kw mark! :-/ 18:32 Fri 27th Jul 2012 A bit of googling shows typical tower fans run at 40W. With electricity at around 12p per kWh, that's 0.48p per hour running cost. i.e. ½p per hour is a decent guideline figure. 18:33 Fri 27th Jul 2012 -- answer removed -- The 1, 2 and 3 marks aren't kilowatts. (That would only be the case if if it was a fan heater!). I stand by my estimate of half a penny per hour (even at full speed). 18:35 Fri 27th Jul 2012 Question Author Ok...I'm totally confused now :-( 18:35 Fri 27th Jul 2012 A tower fan is unlikely to consume more than 100W even at full speed – which would work out at costing just over 1p per hour to run. I have a perfectly adequate desk-top fan close to my PC which has a rating of 30W. 18:36 Fri 27th Jul 2012 Hi Chuck The ability to remove posts is useful, isn't it. 18:37 Fri 27th Jul 2012 I have my tower fan on all night during the hot weather not sure of the cost until my next electricity statement 18:38 Fri 27th Jul 2012 Question Author Hmmm...I think I will just risk it cos I'm so hot! 18:41 Fri 27th Jul 2012 Howard... Yep :) I realised my mistake so removed it with the reason quoted as "this may be abusing my powers, but I misread the post I responded to" :) no malice intended, I cocked up:) 18:41 Fri 27th Jul 2012 As Hymie and I agree, the cost of running your fan (even at full speed) is unlikely to much more than 20p per DAY (if running it CONTINUOUSLY for 24 hours). It might well be rather less than that). 40W (as suggested by me) is the same power as a tungsten bulb in a bedside lamp uses. 100W (as suggested by Hymie) is the same power as a normal tungsten room bulb uses (or used to use - before we all got low energy bulbs!) 18:41 Fri 27th Jul 2012 Question Author Thanks Buenchico. I understand what you said! You really really think it will be ok for me to run it in the evenings and I won't get a horrible shock when the bill arrives then? 18:43 Fri 27th Jul 2012 No worries here. 18:44 Fri 27th Jul 2012 Unless you're so hard up that you're sitting in the dark (to avoid turning a light on), you can safely turn the fan on ;-) 18:45 Fri 27th Jul 2012

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