How Much Power Does An Electric Recliner Use?

When it comes to electric recliners, they can move around a lot and provide a whole bunch of features that require some power. The truth is that there is no direct and definite answer to how much energy an electric recliner uses.

Because there are so many recliners, they can differ in power consumption. The size, features, and frequency of usage all play a massive part in how much electricity your recliner might be using up.

According to expert reports, recliners typically use about 14 watts of power when left on standby and 58 watts if you consider the recliner making a regular movement. However, you might be charged with higher bills if you are not closely monitoring just how much power you are using to power your recliner.

In many cases, people make a lot of considerations when buying a recliner but often forget to consider the power usage.

So here’s a list of factors that can help determine your power usage and how best you can minimize it.

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You first need to consider how often you will use the recliner and have it plugged into a power socket. If your plan involves minimal usage, such as just 1 or 2 hours a day, you shouldn’t worry about your power usage.

However, if you plan to use it for at least 4-6 hours a day, you’ll probably rack up a high power bill.

How it works:

If your electric recliner uses a power socket to charge, you can determine how much the power usage will be and how much it will cost.

Type of motor:

Recliners use motors to help them function the way they are supposed to. Before you make your purchase, ensure that the recliner is powered by an efficient motor that does not use much energy.

The most obvious way to limit power consumption is always to ensure you turn off your recliner when you are not using it. Keeping it on standby alone is not enough to reduce your power usage. Unplug the recliner when you are not using it. This will reduce power usage and prevent accidents from tripping on wires.

Last updated: 15/08/2022

About Karen Miller

Hello! I'm Karen Miller, an interior designer from Chicago with a passion for creating beautiful and functional spaces. After leading designer at Chicago Interior LLC in 2010-2020, I started to share my expertise on home comfort. I'm excited to help you transform your home into a place of comfort and joy. Thanks for joining me on this journey!

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