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Do you want to please your kids with a rubber castle?  How much does that cost in electricity |  MyGuide

Do you want to please your kids with a rubber castle? How much does that cost in electricity | MyGuide

mining energyNow that the terraces are filling up again and the smell of barbecue regularly enters your nose, bouncy castles are also back on the streets and in private parks. Add to this the many company and spring celebrations. Your kids will be delighted if they can have a day of fun in a rubber castle, but will the energy bill afterwards make you happy too? Check the price you pay to let the kids jump for a day in their own garden.

With energy prices soaring, we probably think about it more today than in other years. Not only is the bouncy castle rental price, but its depreciation also makes people think twice. Is it a good idea to rent a rubber castle for your communion party? Or will you end up with an extra hot energy bill?

To find out, two things matter: the bouncy castle motor and the current energy price per kilowatt-hour (kWh). A short research into The Wonderful World of Bouncy Castles informs us that the consumption of an electric motor that blows a bouncy castle is on average 1,500 watts per hour, or 1.5 kilowatts per hour. Of course there are more economical and less economical models, but 1500 watts per hour gives us a good indication.

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jump eight hours

Of course, bouncy castles can’t rise enough for the little ones among us. During company and spring celebrations, they can stand upright for eight hours, which is good for a total consumption of 12 kWh.

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As a consumer you pay today on average €0.46 per kilowatt-hour of energy. We base this on the latest data available from VREG, the Flemish power regulator. This brings the cost of eight hours of jumping to €5.52 (12 x 0.46). By comparison: if you plugged in a bouncy castle for eight hours in May last year, it would cost you 3.24 euros. The price of a kilowatt-hour at that time was 0.27 euros.

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