Power consumption of chimney – Kitchen chimney is one of the quintessential appliances of the modern kitchen. They help in keeping the kitchen clean and odor free.
Though selecting a chimney for your kitchen is based on various features including suction power,type of filters present in the chimney, method of mounting, length of the stove, ducted vs ductless chimney, etc, the power consumption of the chimney you are going to invest in is a major factor.
If you have decided to invest in a chimney for your kitchen but not sure about its electrical power consumption, in this article let’s take a look at the breakdown of the power consumption of a kitchen chimney.
Power consumption of chimney
A kitchen chimney consumes around 150 to 250 watts of electricity in average. However it varies depending on the model of the chimney and it’s features. In order to know about the complete breakdown of the power consumption of chimney let’s go over the parts of the chimney that consumes power.
- Motor of the chimney
- Lights present in the chimney including the illumination panels
- Autoclean feature of the chimney
Motor of the chimney
The motors present in the chimney are not heavy duty ones and therefore consume anywhere between 120 to 250 watts of electricity. A good quality chimney with high suction power will consume around 250 watts of power for its motor alone.
A chimney has anywhere between 2 to 4 led lights. The watts of the lights may vary from 2 watts to 15 watts. Apart from this, there are lights present on the illumination panels. On an average the lights of the chimney consumes around 10 watts.
The autoclean feature of the chimney uses 15 to 20% more electricity than the chimney which doesn’t have an autoclean feature. Roughly the autoclean feature uses around 80 to 120 watts.
Total electricity consumption of a kitchen chimney
If all the features of the chimney are used simultaneously, a high end chimney uses 450 watts of power at maximum. It is the total of the electricity consumed by motors, lights and the autoclean feature.
Total power consumption of chimney = Power consumed by motor + lights + autoclean feature.
The exact wattage instructions come with your institution manual of the product.
To calculate the amount you would have to pay for electricity the formula is,
(Hours of chimney operation × watts of usage) ÷ 1000 = kw (gives the amount of electricity consumed by the chimney)
The result derived in kw × cost of electricity per unit in your area. (gives the amount you have to pay for the electricity)
If you have used the chimney for 20 hours in a month and your chimney consumes 220 watts on average the power consumed by your chimney is, (20 × 220) ÷ 1000 = 4.4 kw.
If a unit of electricity in your area costs 6rs you would have to pay 6 × 4.4 = 26.4rs.
The overall benefits and the performance of a chimney outweighs the power consumption since the Power consumed by a kitchen chimney is a fairly negligible one. Always go with the latest technology for better after sales support and service.
Cost of Electricity
The average cost of electricity in India is ₹10 per unit. However, if you reside in Tamil Nadu, here’s TNEB Calculator site to calculate the exact cost of running your chimney.