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The cost of running an electric fan overnight revealed as heatwave strikes

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The amount it costs to run an electric fan overnight has been revealed. With temperatures on the rise and extremely hot weather expected in the coming days, many will be looking for ways to keep cool, especially at night.

Warnings have been issued ahead of what’s expected to be a scorcher on Friday (June 17), with temperatures expected to top 30C in Nottinghamshire, according to the Met Office. Elsewhere, parts of the South East, South and London could even be hotter than Portugal, Jamaica, Costa Rica, the Canary Islands and Cyprus, The Mirror reports.

This will be the first Level 2 alert of the year and will last from midnight on June 16 until midnight on June 18. The warning will be in place for the East Midlands, East of England, Southeast and Southwest, with the rest of the country on Level 1.

Read more: Homebase shoppers go wild for discount deal on award-winning fan ahead of heatwave

Many people will be looking for the most cost-effective ways to keep cool, with the trusted electric fan a popular choice. But how much does it cost?

A typical 120w pedestal fan costs around 3.4p an hour to run on average, according to Uswitch. If you left a fan on between 10pm and 8am it would cost you around 33p in energy costs.

Over a whole week that would cost £2.35 – 75p more than last summer, due to rising energy costs. Even then, the cost is much small than running air conditioning units, which most households in the UK don’t have.

A portable air con unit costs around 28p an hour in energy costs – that’s £19.60 if you use it every night for a week.

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