How much energy does our equipment use?

Short Answer: Pennies per hour to run

Long Answer: A concern that many customers have involves the cost of our equipment running in their home. While this is nothing new, it’s certainly a concern we have heard and addressed many times in the past. Today, we will outline a little information about our equipment, how it has improved over the years, and what you can expect, in terms of cost expectations.

Air movers and dehumidifiers are pieces of specialty equipment used in the water damage restoration trade which are used during the mitigation of a water loss. Air movers, or high-volume directional fans, are placed in order to maximize air flow in the affected area, effectively releasing moisture from the materials in your home. Dehumidifiers (similar to the ones you may be familiar with, but for industrial applications such as Water Damage Restoration) remove the humidity from the air, allowing your home to return to a state of pre-loss dryness.

As these air movers and dehumidifiers are working hard to accelerate the release of moisture from the materials in your home, it takes electricity to achieve this goal. These days, lower amperage, eco-forward equipment is used in the home, rather than the less-efficient air movers and dehumidifiers of yesteryear. In fact, these low-amp equivalents use a fraction of the energy of their ancestors in order to do the same amount of work.

Each piece of equipment costs an average of about a dollar of electricity use per day. However, it is important to note that we do not intend to pass these costs onto you. In a typical insurance situation, your carrier should pay these costs as a necessary part of the mitigation, based on kWh usage averages in conjunction with a copy of your electric bill.

By trusting a company with the right experience and the correct tools to do your job, you take the guesswork out of knowing that your home is being taken care of properly. Let IRS help you take care of your home right the first time.