Inflatables are now part of many families and holiday rentals companies because they are easy to install and store, and kids love inflatables so much that they can now be seen in the playgrounds. Inflatables typically use between 50-200 watts per hour.
So how much electricity does an ordinary inflatable use a day?
An appliance’s KW rating is equal to the number of units of electricity consumed per hour of operation. The unit of electricity is expressed in kilowatt-hours (KWH).
There are 3 kinds of bouncy castles blowers, 1HP is mostly used for smaller bouncy castles, 1.5HP is used for medium sized or combos, and 2HP is used for large or obstacle courses.
A small blower system uses 0.336 units of electricity per hour (KWH).
The large blower system uses 1.32 units of electricity per hour (KWH).
Calculate the electricity cost:
Multiply your electricity bill by KWH if your electricity bill is 12 cents per unit:
An average small blower inflation will cost 0.336 x 0.12 = 4 cents per hour to run. (About $0.97 per day.)
An average bigger blower inflation will cost 1.32 x 0.12 = 16 cents per hour to run. (About $3.80 per day.) It can be seen from this that the electricity cost of inflatable products is not too high!