Buying a kitchen chimney is quite an essential part of a modern kitchen, and other than the cost of the chimney, electricity consumption can be an initial concern. We will be talking about that precisely by going over the average electric consumption of a kitchen chimney, which parts play a role, how to reduce it, and you should be worried.
In short, by the end of this article, you will have complete knowledge about how much electricity a kitchen chimney uses?
How Much Electricity A Kitchen Chimney Uses?
The answer to this question will explain in detail, following line by line and paragraph to paragraph, and you will get what you have come for us.
If you need a quick analysis, then an average modern kitchen chimney consumes around 150-250Watts of electricity. Read along to understand how, why, and the cost you have to pay for this.
Whenever you try to calculate the electric consumption of an electronic appliance, keep in mind a few things. If something consumes 100Watts, it does not mean it’s always going to drink that much. The Wattage varies with Amps, Voltage, the appliance it is, and how long it uses.
Take the example of an air conditioning unit. It may consume much in the first hour, but the consumption is significantly reduced after an hour and keep reducing throughout the process. Once the room temperature reaches the thermostat reading, only the A.C fans run, making the unit consume only the fan’s electricity.
Always keep in mind the variation, the uncertainty, and the appliance.
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Average Electric Consumption of a Kitchen Chimney
Well, in simple words, the electric consumption will vary from model to model, and there is no hard and fast rule around it. We will assume a few things here, considering an average Kitchen Chimney and then go over how you can be sure about your calculation.
The average kitchen chimney comprises a few parts, which is essential because each region will be consuming electricity.
The motors are a significant part of any chimney, and they are going to consume around 60-250 watts depending on number size. The not-so-good quality chimneys usually have motors that range from 60-100 watts. These burn out soon and are not efficient.
Mid-range chimneys and suitable chimneys have motors that consume anywhere from 120 watts to 250 watts depending on the size of the chimney. It could have two 120-watt engines, making the total motor consumption 240 watts or one heavy motor.
Chimneys usually have two LEDs, sometimes three or four too. These lights and illumination panels consume power on their own. They can be cheap 2Watt lights or fancy 25Watt panels. It depends on the chimney’s model and size.
The auto-clean feature of a chimney is quite helpful and extends the chimney life. But this comes with a consumption cost – more or less 100 Watts of electricity.
Now not all chimneys have an Auto Clean, and some have better systems than others. So, consider the wattage to go anywhere from 80 to 120 Watts.
Thus, the total electric consumption of a kitchen chimney can range widely. Consider this:
Motor (150 Watts) + Lights (50Watts) + Auto-Clean (100Watts) = 300 Watts.
Now this calculation can not stand correct for all the models out there. Let’s take some examples.
- An IoT Chimney by Cosmo with Control Panel and Wireless Remote consumes a total of 236 Watts.
- Hindware Single Motor 60cm Chimney Consumes 222 Watts of total power.
- Glen Kitchen Chimney 60cm Consumes only 200 Watts.
Finding Your Chimney’s Wattage!
Well, these examples might not be perfect for you. Thus, to find the wattage of your kitchen chimney or the one you are looking to purchase, look at the specifications part in the manual and see the tab of power consumption. People will write the wattage there.
What Does This Mean in Terms of Money?
The calculation is relatively simple if you think about how these numbers will convert into money and what a kitchen chimney would cost you.
Monthly Electricity Consumption – Domestic
First, you have to calculate your monthly electricity consumption by a chimney. Watt is an hourly unit, and thus you have to figure out how many hours your chimney would be running.
If you have one kitchen chimney in your home (one kitchen), things are simple and less expensive. In simple terms, it usually takes 1-2 hours to cook an Indian meal. For breakfast, let’s say 30 minutes, and for lunch, let’s settle on one hour. So that makes the total time per day, the chimney will be ON to 3 hours almost.
You can figure out your own time and do this calculation while reading through the article.
So, 3 hours per day goes for 90 hours per month almost. But, if you have two kitchens in your home, the timing would go for 180 hours.
How Much Electricity A Kitchen Chimney Uses?
Before we proceed further and discuss the electric consumption of our household, you must be having a question.
How much electricity does a kitchen chimney uses?
The answer to this question lien on specific parameters like how big your kitchen is, which kitchen chimney you are using, electric consumption for domestic (household) is undoubtedly different from the restaurant.
So in the following few paragraphs, I will reveal how much electricity a kitchen chimney uses with proper data and monthly charges that you may expect before you even buy a kitchen chimney.
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Monthly Electric Consumption – Domestic Business
If you have a work-from-home restaurant setup, which is quite popular in India, then the timings will be different. I would assume the Chimney will be in use for more than 8 hours, making the monthly time go up to 240 hours for a single kitchen.
Monthly Electric Consumption – Restaurants
If you are a restaurant owner with a multi-stove setup kitchen, then the timings will be much different. For a 3-stove set-up and a 10-hour work time, we have a monthly calculation of 900 hours of chimney time.
This part is a little tricky, especially for calculations within India. The formula for calculating the cost per month of an appliance is simple. You take the total monthly consumption hours of that appliance (how many hours was it in use), multiply it with the appliance’s wattage, then divide the answer by 1000. Then the figure you get, you multiply it by the price per unit in your region (which is tricky here).
So, let’s calculate using our domestic example. We assumed that in a one-kitchen home, where a chimney works for three hours daily, the monthly hours would be 90.
Now, let’s assume you have a kitchen chimney that consumes 200 watts.
Let’s multiply 90(Hours) with 200(Watts) = 18000(Watt-Hours).
Divide this by 1000. The answer would be 18 KwH – which means 18 units.
Now multiply this by the cost of one unit in your area. In India, this cost varies from state to state and changes over time, plus it divides into three consumption groups. A normal family of four or five people would fall in Group C – slab 4 – for whom the price per unit is 7.5
18 Units x 7.5Rs = 135Rs.
You can calculate your price by using the same method. We want to assume that an average chimney costs only around 100-200Rs per month. I hope this article was helpful; let us know in the comments what your calculation is.