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Monitoring Your Usage

Monitoring Your Usage

How Much Energy Do Appliances Use?

ome household appliances have a bigger appetite for energy than others. By monitoring what appliances are on at any given time and keeping an eye on your electric meter, you can track changes in your household's energy usage.

Water Heating (cost per month)
  • One-person household - $11.70
  • Two-person household - $23.40
  • Three-person household - $35.10
  • Four-person household - $46.80

Air Conditioner or Heat Pump (SEER 9)
  • 800 sq. ft. - $83.20
  • 1200 sq. ft. - $124.80
  • 1600 sq. ft. - $166.40
  • 2000 sq. ft. - $208.00

Air Conditioner or Heat Pump (SEER 14)
  • 800 sq. ft. - $54.60
  • 1200 sq. ft. - $81.25
  • 1600 sq. ft. - $108.55
  • 2000 sq. ft. - $135.20

Central Strip Heat
  • 5 kW - ($0.65/hour)
  • 10 kW - ($1.30/hour)
  • 15 kW -($1.95/hour)

Ceiling Fan
  • Ceiling Fan (10 hours/day: 22.5 kWh) - $2.93

Pool
  • Single-speed (1 HP 8 hrs/day: 265kWh) - $34.45
  • Variable speed (1 HP 8 hrs/day: 85 kWh) - $11.05

Kitchen Appliances (cost per month)
  • Refrigerator - $9.97 - $12.98
  • Upright Freezer - $6.63 - $8.61
  • Chest Freezer - $4.02 - $5.22
  • Dishwasher - $4.12 - $8.24
  • Oven/Range - $2.98 - $3.29
  • Microwave - $0.73 - $1.07
  • Toaster Oven - $1.19 - $1.46

Small Appliances (cost per month)
  • Clock Radio - $0.94 - $3.74
  • Hair Dryer - $0.47 - $0.73
  • Iron - $0.26 - $0.47
  • Radio/Stereo - $0.27 - $1.56
  • Vacuum Cleaner -$0.26 - $0.37

Laundry (cost per load) Clothes Washer
  • Cold Wash and cold Rinse - $0.04
  • Warm Wash and Cold Rinse - $0.28
  • Hot Wash and Cold Rinse Clothes Dryer -$0.53
  • Clothes Dryer - $0.65

Entertainment (hours per month)
  • Television (19" to 36") - 150 hrs - $1.27 - $2.59
  • LCD Television (42") - 150 hrs - $2.93
  • Plasma Television (42") - 150 hrs - $4.88
  • Personal Computer - 60 hrs - $0.94
  • Personal Computer (stand by) -720 hrs - $2.81
  • Computer Monitor - 60 hrs - $1.17
  • Computer Monitor (stand by) - 720 hrs - $2.81

Learn more on how to lower your electric:
Home and Apartment Energy Guide