Ever wanted to know how much it costs to fire your kiln?
The kiln running cost calculator is great tool for understanding how much a single fire will cost in your current kiln, or even a new kiln you’re looking to purchase.
Tips for using the calculator:
Have your power bill at the ready
Know your kiln amperage and voltage (found on your kiln compliance plate or on the kiln product page under specifications)
The calculator requires the cost per kilowatt hour (kWh) to be input as a dollar value, so if your bill is shown in cents, make sure you do the conversion to dollars. E.g. 27.3277 (cents) ÷ 100 will give you the dollar amount 0.273277
Amperage rating of your kiln (You can find this on the compliance plate on your kiln)
Voltage rating of your kiln (You can find this on the compliance plate on your kiln)
Firing time in hours
Cost per kilowatt hour in dollars ($) (You can find this on your electricity bill)