Standard hairdryers use almost 95% of their energy to heat air and only 5% to blow it. Eco hairdryers try to balance things up, concentrating energy into airflow, which is a much more energy efficient way of drying hair. Although savings are small EcoFrenzy shows you how you can save money and energy when using your hair dryer.
Using an 1800W hairdryer 4 times a week for 10 minutes can cost you £9 per year (= 29kg of CO₂) Try towelling down or air drying your hair instead to save money and reduce CO₂ output
Try and use the lowest setting on your hairdryer. This could be a difference of 800W. If you use the hairdryer 4 times a week for a year, this could save you £4 = 13kg of CO₂.
Buying an energy efficient hairdryer has the same effect as one that uses more energy, it still drys your hair!! A 1000 watt hairdryer, compared to an 1800 watt dryer can save you £4 per year as well as 13kg of CO₂.