Are Dehumidifiers Expensive to Run?

Are Dehumidifiers Expensive to Run? - Senelux

Assessing the Cost: Is Running a Dehumidifier a Pricey Affair?

Maintaining the ideal humidity levels in our homes is crucial for our health and preserving our belongings. Dehumidifiers, like those offered by Senelux, play a pivotal role in achieving this balance. Many people wonder about the cost of operating these devices. Let's delve into the specifics to understand the factors that influence the cost of running a dehumidifier.

How Dehumidifiers Work

Understanding how dehumidifiers work is fundamental to grasping their operational costs. These devices draw in air, extract moisture from the air, and release drier air back into the room, enhancing comfort in areas like living rooms. Senelux offers various types of dehumidifiers, each tailored to suit different needs and consumption patterns.

Refrigerant and Peltier Dehumidifiers by Senelux

Senelux provides both Refrigerant and Peltier dehumidifiers, each offering unique benefits. Refrigerant dehumidifiers utilise cooling technology to condense moisture, effectively extracting up to 12 litres a day (Virgo) and 25L per day (Taurus). Conversely, Peltier dehumidifiers employ thermoelectric cooling, making them compact and quiet, ideal for smaller spaces.

Both types are proficient in extracting moisture from the air and are engineered to be cost-effective, making them suitable for an array of rooms such as living rooms, bedrooms, and offices.

Factors Determining the Cost

Several factors contribute to the cost of operating a dehumidifier:

  1. Size and Capacity: Larger units designed for spacious areas or highly humid environments may consume more power than smaller models.
  2. Running Time: Continuous operation will cost more than intermittent usage.
  3. Energy Efficiency: Senelux's energy-efficient models, indicated by Energy Star ratings, offer optimal efficiency. For instance, our Senelux Virgo Dehumidifier uses a maximum of 0.8 kW of energy every 5 hours and can remove up to 12 liters of water from the air daily.

Local Electricity Tariffs

The cost of running any appliance, including your Senelux dehumidifier, is influenced by local electricity prices. Here's an example using the UK's electricity rate:

Power Rating (kW) Per Hour Cost (£) Per Day Cost (£) Per Week Cost (£)
0.10 (100W) £0.03 £0.36 £2.52
0.25 (250W) £0.08 £0.90 £6.30
0.50 (500W) £0.15 £1.80 £12.60
0.75 (750W) £0.22 £2.70 £18.90
1.00 (1000W) £0.30 £3.60 £25.20
1.50 (1500W) £0.45 £5.40 £37.80
*Based on 12 hours a day.

Setting: Using your dehumidifier at a set humidity level might save more energy than continuous operation.

Comparing Senelux Dehumidifiers with Other Household Appliances

In comparison to larger appliances like air conditioners or heaters, running a dehumidifier consumes less energy. The energy-efficient models offered by Senelux make them remarkably cost-effective, especially when compared with other common household gadgets.

Here's a comparison of energy consumption:

Senelux Dehumidifiers:

  • Average consumption: 21-158 watts
  • Kilowatt-hours (kWh) per hour: 0.1 - 0.8 kWh
    • Senelux X600B, 500ml dehumidifier (21W) - 0.021 kWh
    • Senelux T8+, 750ml dehumidifier (40W) - 0.04 kWh
    • Senelux Virgo, 12l dehumidifier (158W) - 0.158 kWh Note: Most users operate the device on lower settings, resulting in significantly lower kWh consumption.


  • Average consumption: 100-200 watts
  • Kilowatt-hours (kWh) per hour: 0.1 - 0.2 kWh

Types of Dehumidifiers by Senelux

Senelux’s diverse range includes various types of dehumidifiers:

  1. Refrigerant Dehumidifiers: Ideal for larger spaces, capable of extracting substantial amounts of moisture.
  2. Peltier Dehumidifiers: Compact and quiet, suitable for smaller spaces and less humid environments.
  3. Desiccant Dehumidifiers: Efficient in colder temperatures, providing cost-effective moisture removal.

In conclusion, understanding the factors affecting the cost of operating a Senelux dehumidifier can help you make an informed decision about maintaining optimal humidity levels in your home, all while being mindful of energy consumption and costs.

Understanding the workings of dehumidifiers and the factors influencing their operational cost is essential. Senelux provides a variety of energy-efficient dehumidifiers, ensuring that achieving balanced humidity in different rooms doesn’t have to be expensive. With models capable of extracting up to 12 litres of moisture daily and soon our new Smart App Taurus dehumidifier will extract a whopping 25L of watter per day and incorporates Alexa and Google Assist Controls. Senelux has diverse range Peltier dehumidifiers, Senelux combines performance and affordability.

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