How Many Watts of Electricity does a Heat Gun use?

Real power-use measurements from a heat gun.

How Much Power does a Heat Gun use

Heat Gun: 1516 Watts


  • A heat gun has an electric heating coil and a small fan. The heating coil uses most of the energy.
  • This heat gun has two settings, cool (fan only) which uses 62 watts, and hot (fan and heat) which uses 1,516 watts.

Power Use

  • Watts: 1516
  • Kilowatts: 1.516 Kw.

Operation Cost

  • cost per minute: 30 hundredths of one cent (0.3 ¢)
  • cost per hour: 18.2¢
  • cost per day: $1.46
  • cost per month: $27.67

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Power use of these items was actually tested. Individual items will vary, but these are the actual measurements.