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Energy Use Chart

Are you curious about how much it costs to run a particular appliance? If so, take a look at this electrical usage chart to see what the average monthly power consumption of a certain household appliances is. Keep in mind that these are estimates and your particular appliances and usage may vary. Then take the number of kwh times your per kwh price and you should be able to get an idea of what it costs to run that appliance for the month.

Average Monthly kwh Consumption

Appliance kwh

Kitchen  

 
Blender 2
Broiler 8
Coffee maker, percolator type 12
Coffee maker, drip type 12
Crock pot 3
Deep fryer 3
Dishwasher, using drying cycle 35
Dishwasher, no drying cycle 20
Freezer:   
- upright manual defrost 155
- upright frost-free 210
- chest type, manual defrost 110
- chest type, frost-free 160
Fry pan 14
Microwave oven 20
Mixer 1
Range, manual clean oven 95
Range, self-clean oven 100
Refrigerator/freezer:  
- 1-door manual defrost 54
- 2-door manual defrost 98
- 2-door frost free 150
- side-by-side frost-free 180
- energy-efficient, 2-door manual defrost 54
- energy-efficient, 2-door frost-free 84
Roaster 5
Toaster, 2-slice 3
Toaster, 4-slice 4
Toaster oven/broiler 18
Trash Compactor 4
Waffle Iron 2
Waste Disposal 3

Laundry & Cleaning  

 
Clothes dryer (5 loads per week) 100
Clothes washer (5 loads per week) 7
Iron 5
Sewing machine 1
Vacuum cleaner 3
Water heating (4 persons) 374

Home Entertainment & Recreation  

 
Radio (3 hours per day) 9
Radio/phonograph (2 hours per day) 8
Tape player (2 hours per day) 8
Television (4 hours per day):    
- black and white/solid state 12" 4
- 14" 7
-19"
 Television (4 hours per day) color, solid state:    
 - 14" to 16"  11
 - 18" to 19"  13
 - 23" to 25"  20

Comfort Conditioning: Appliance  

 
 Fans:   
 - Attic  24
 - Furnace, 1/3 horsepower  30
 - Window, 20"  18
 Electric blanket  24
 Humidifier  14
 Waterbed, 400-watt heater  85

Comfort Conditioning: Home Heating & Cooling  

 
 Air conditioner:    
 - Window, 6,000 Btu/h  0.8
 - Window, 10,000 Btu/h  1.3
 - Window, 12,000 Btu/h  1.6
 - Window, 14,000 Btu/h  1.9
 - Window, 16,000 Btu/h  2.1
- Window, 18,000 Btu/h 2.4
 - Window, 20,000 Btu/h 2.7
 - Central, 1½ ton 2.3
 - Central, 2 ton   3.0
 - Central, 2½ ton  3.0
 - Central, 3 ton  4.5
 - Central, 4 ton  6.0
 - Central, 5 ton  
 Heat pump (heating or cooling):    
 - 2-ton  3.2
 - 3-ton 4.8
 - 4-ton  6.4
 - 5-ton  8.0
 Electric Heating Central furnace:  
 - 10,250 watts  10.3
 - 15,350 watts  15.3
 - 20,490 watts  20.5
 - 25,670 watts  25.7
 Electric Heating, individual room, baseboard units:   
 - 500 watts  0.5
 - 1,000 watts  1.0
 - 1,500 watts  1.5
 Portable space heaters:   
 - 1,000 watts  1.0
 - 1,500 watts  1.5

Lighting

 
 Indoor (consumption based on fixture being on 2 hours per day):  
 -1 60-watt bulb fixture  4
 - 3 60-watt bulb fixture  11
 - 1 100-watt bulb fixture  6
 - 2 40-watt fluorescent bulb fixture  5
 Outdoor (consumption based on fixture being on 8 hours per day):    
 - 60-watt pole light  14
 - 160-watt flood lamp  36
 Note: Your lighting consumption should be adjusted for the number of fixtures in your home.

Personal Care  

 
 Hair dryer (hand held, used 10 minutes per day):  
 - 250 watts  3
 - 500 watts  6
 - 1000 watts  13
Note: An electric shaver or toothbrush uses less than 1 kilowatt-hour per year.
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