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May 30, 2024Getting straight to the point, it costs approximately **£0.00** to run **an electric toothbrush** for one hour. This depends on how much you pay for your energy and the wattage of your electric toothbrush however, so this is just an estimate.

To get a more accurate cost of how much it costs to run your electric toothbrush for different lengths of time, you can use our simple calculator below**.**

## Energy usage calculator for your electric toothbrush

To find how much electricity your electric toothbrush uses, you will need to know its power consumption and the unit price you pay for your electricity.

We have prefilled the power consumption with the average for an electric toothbrush and have used the current unit price based on the **May 2024** price cap. This will give you a quick idea of the cost, but you should use your details for more accurate figures.

You then need to enter your hourly usage time daily, and we’ll show you the cost per day, month, and year to run your electric toothbrush.

## How to use our calculator?

Here are some quick steps on how to use our calculator:

#### Identify the power usage of your electric toothbrush

First, find out your electric toothbrush’s power usage. The appliance label or user manual usually indicates this in watts (W). If you can’t find it, you can look up the** average wattage for an electric toothbrush, which is 2.**

#### Work out how often you use your electric toothbrush

Next, estimate how often you use theelectric toothbrush. Record the number of hours per day or the total time per week you use it. This will help determine the overall energy consumption.

#### How much your electricity costs

Check your electricity bill or contact your energy provider for the cost per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for your electricity. You’ll use this rate to calculate the cost of running your electric toothbrush.

#### We’ll tell you how much it costs to run your appliance

Enter the power usage, usage duration, and electricity cost into the calculator. The calculator will process this information and provide you with an estimate of how much it costs to run your electric toothbrush. You can see these costs per day, per month and per year.

## How to calculate the energy cost of your electric toothbrush manually

To manually work out the cost of your electric toothbrush (or any appliance), you need to do the following:

**Convert the power rating to kilowatts (kW)**: Power (kW) = Wattage (W) / 1000**Calculate the energy consumed (in kWh)**: Energy (kWh) = Power (kW) × Time (hours)**Calculate the cost**: Cost (£)= Energy (kWh) × Cost per kWh (£/kWh)

You first need to divide the wattage of the appliance by 1,000. This converts the wattage to Kilowatts.

Next, calculate the energy consumed in Kilowatt hours (kWh) by multiplying the Kilowatts by the number of hours of usage.

Finally, multiply the kWh by the unit price of electricity.

**An example for an electric toothbrush would be: 0.002 kW x 5 hours x 0.24p = £0.00. **

This would be the cost to run the electric toothbrush for five hours when the unit price of electricity is 24p.

## How many watts does an electric toothbrush use?

Based on data from sources like Energy Saving Trust and National Energy Action, we’ve found that the wattage for the average electric toothbrush is: **2 watts**.

## Factors that impact the running costs of an electric toothbrush

The energy running costs of using an electric toothbrush can be influenced by several factors.

The frequency of use plays a significant role. Brushing your teeth multiple times a day will naturally consume more energy.

The type of electric toothbrush you use also matters. Some models are more energy-efficient than others.

Charging habits can impact costs as well. Leaving the toothbrush on charge continuously can lead to higher energy consumption.

The age and condition of the toothbrush are important too. Older models or those with worn-out batteries may use more power.

Lastly, the duration of each brushing session affects energy use. Longer brushing times will increase energy costs.

## How to save money on running your electric toothbrush

To save money on energy usage when running an electric toothbrush, you should always unplug the charger once the toothbrush is fully charged. Leaving it plugged in can waste electricity and increase your energy bill unnecessarily.

Additionally, consider using a toothbrush with a built-in timer. This feature ensures you don’t overuse the toothbrush, which can drain the battery faster and require more frequent charging.

Another tip is to charge your electric toothbrush during off-peak hours if your energy provider offers lower rates during these times. This can help you take advantage of cheaper electricity rates.

Lastly, make sure to maintain your electric toothbrush properly. Regularly cleaning the brush head and ensuring the battery is in good condition can extend its lifespan and reduce the need for frequent replacements, saving you money in the long run.

## Average runnings costs by different time periods

Time | Usage (kWh) | Cost (£) |
---|---|---|

Per Day (4 hours per day) | 0.008 | £0.00 |

Per Month (30 days per month) | 0.24 | £0 |

Per Year (365 days per year) | 2.92 | £1 |

## Frequently Asked Questions

Below, we have answered a few questions related to electric toothbrush energy usage.

### Does an electric toothbrush use a lot of electricity?

An electric toothbrush does not use a lot of electricity.

It is designed to be energy-efficient and typically consumes very little power.

Most people can use it daily without worrying about a significant increase in their electricity bill.

### Are electric toothbrushs energy efficient?

An electric toothbrush is generally energy efficient.

It uses a small amount of electricity, often less than a penny per charge.

This low energy consumption makes it a cost-effective choice for daily dental care.

### How much energy does the average electric toothbrush use?

Again, based on available data from sources like Energy Saving Trust and National Energy Action, we’ve found that the average electric toothbrush uses approximately 0.002 kWh energy when switched on for one hour.

### How much does it cost to run a electric toothbrush for 1 hour?

Based on the average wattage of an electric toothbrush being 2, we can work out that the average electric toothbrush costs **£0.00 to run for one hour**.

We have used the current electric unit price 24p from the May 2024 to work this out.

### How much does it cost to run a electric toothbrush per day?

Using the current average electric unit price of 24p from the May 2024 price cap and the average wattage of an electric toothbrush’s being 2, we can work out that the average electric toothbrush costs **£0.00 to run for one day**.

We’ve assumed it will be used for 4 hours per day.

### How much does it cost to run a electric toothbrush per year?

The average wattage of an electric toothbrush is 2 and the current average unit price of electricity based on the May 2024 is 24p. Using this, we can work out that the average electric toothbrush costs **£1 to run per year**.

We’ve assumed it will be used for 365 days per year.