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Energy Costs of Home Appliances

Energy Costs of Home Appliances

These facts will help you understand how much you spend to operate your home appliances. These figures are ESTIMATES and do not apply to any specific make or model. Your actual costs will vary, however, they will give you a close idea of how much you spend. Refrigeration Air Conditioning use is based on an average use of 750 hours per season. Swamp Cooler use is based on an average of 1200 hours per season. Cost per kilowatt hour (KWH) used: 0.064.

Item Description Cost
A/C Refrigeration
A/C Refrigeration
A/C Swamp Cooler
Clothes Dryer
Computer (PC)
with Printer
Dishwasher
Dishwasher
Electric Blanket
Electric Water Heater
Electric Water Heater
Electric Water Heater
Electric Water Heater
Furnace Fan
Furnace Fan
Freezer
Freezer
Heater
Heater
Heat Tape on Roof
Heat Tape on Roof
Light Bulb
Microwave Oven
Range
Range
Refrigerator
Refrigerator
Refrigerator
Television
Television
Washing Machine
Water Bed
Older Model 3 ton (8 Seer)
High Efficiency 3 ton (12 Seer)
4800 CFM - Whole House
Regular Fabric (45 minutes per load)
Computer = 100 watts
Printer = 50 watts
Drying Unit On
Drying Unit Off
150 watts per hour
Tub Bath
Shower
Dishwasher - Automatic
Clothes Washer - Automatic
Auto Cycle
Continuous / 24 hours a Day
15 Cubic Foot (Manual Defrost)
15 Cubic Foot (Automatic Defrost)
Portable 1500 watt
Portable 1500 watt (assume 6hr/day)
Assume 400 watts 24 hrs a day
Assume 1000 watts 24 hrs a day
100 watt Incandescent
1100 watt
Surface Units (1500 watts each)
Oven (3000 watts)
12 - 16 cu. ft. (Manual Defrost)
16 - 18 cu. ft. (Auto - Defrost)
20 - 23 cu. ft. (Auto - Defrost)
Black and White
Color
500 watts per load
400 watts (Assume 165 KWH/Mo.)
$ 229.50 Per Season
$ 153.00 Per Season
$ 86.40 Per Season
$ .25 Per Load
$ .01 Per Hour
$ .01 Per Hour
$ .07 Per Load
$ .04 Per Load
$ .01 Per Hour
$ .26 Per Use
$ .20 Per Use
$ .25 Per Load
$ .31 Per Load
$ 5.76 Per Month
$ 23.04 Per Month
$ 5.44 Per Month
$ 9.60 Per Month
$ .10 Per Hour
$ 18.00 Per Month
$ 18.43 Per Month
$ 46.08 Per Month
$ .01 Per Hour
$ .07 Per Hour
$ .10 Per Hour
$ .19 Per Hour
$ 4.80 Per Month
$ 9.60 Per Month
$ 16.32 Per Month
$ .01 Per Hour
$ .01 Per Hour
$ .04 Per Load
$ 10.56 Per Month

There are a number of appliances in your home that consume small amounts of power or are not utilized for long periods of time. Under normal circumstances these appliances do not impact your bill in any significant way. The following list is representative of this type of appliance.

Appliance Power Used
Toaster
Mixer
Broiler
Blender
Trash Compactor
Can Opener
Frying Pan
Food Processor
Radio
Stereo
Vacuum Cleaner
Sewing Machine
Hair Dryer
Slow Cooker
Electric Blanket
Iron

1000 watts
225 watts
1500 watts
800 watts
400 watts
180 watts
1200 watts
800 watts
20 watts
60 watts
600 watts
75 watts
1200 watts
700 watts
150 watts
1200 watts

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