Appliance Usage Guide

Appliance Usage Guide
Look for the Energy Guide
Label when shopping for
newmajor appliances
Helping you achieve the
greatest benefit from your
electric use every day.
By carefully using your household
appliances, you can save money on your
utility bill. Generally, appliances that count
the most when it comes to conserving
electricity are those that heat or cool, and
those that are in use for long periods of time.
Buying an energy efficient appliance may cost
a bit more, but that expense will be made up
by reduced energy use over the lifetime of the
appliance. Look for the yellow Energy Guide
Label found on most appliances. This label
allows you to compare the yearly operating
costs of different models.
For more conservation tools
please visit:
nvenergy.com
LVCG 60M 03/11
How much energy do
appliances use?
HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE GUIDE
How much do electric
appliances cost
to operate?
The chart lists kWh (Kilowatt hours) next to
each appliance. A kWh is the unit by which
electricity is measured and priced. Just like
milk is priced by the quart (qt.), electricity is
priced by the kilowatt hour (kWh). Simply
multiply the kilowatt hours (kWh) listed
next to an appliance by the cost per kWh on
your utility bill.
WATTS*
ANNUAL
KWH*
Air Conditioners
One–ton .................................. 1,900 ........... 3,078
Three–and–one–half–ton .... 6,500 ......... 10,530
Five–ton ................................... 9,200 ......... 14,904
Evaporative Coolers
4000 CFM ................................... 400 ........... 1,150
Heater
Heater, Portable ...................... 1,500 .............. 630
Fan (Furnace) ............................ 500 .................66
Major and General Appliances
CD Player ......................................85 .................85
Christmas Lights ....................... 800 .............. 130
Clock ................................................2 .................17
Clothes Dryer ......................... 2,790 .............. 900
Computers ................................. 240 ........... 1,248
Dishwasher .............................. 1,201 .............. 363
Electric Blanket ......................... 177 .............. 147
Fan (Attic) .................................. 370 .............. 291
Fan (Ceiling) .................................88 .................43
WATTS*
ANNUAL
KWH*
Fan (Circulating) ..........................88 .................43
Fan (Rollaway) ........................... 171 .............. 138
Fan (Window) ........................... 200 .............. 170
Fish Tank .........................................4 .................35
Floor Polisher ............................ 305 .................15
Freezer–Upright (18 cu. ft.)
•Manual Defrost ...................... 540 ........... 1,250
•Automatic Defrost ................. 700 ........... 1,830
Hair Blow Dryer ..................... 1,000 ............. 15.6
Hand Iron ................................ 1,100 .................60
Heat Lamp .................................. 250 .................13
Heating Pad ...................................65 .................10
Humidifier .................................. 177 .............. 163
Jacuzzi/Spa Pump .................. 1,300 ........... 2,100
Kiln ........................................... 5,760 ........... 1,659
Lighting
(Avg. Residential Use) .............n/a ........... 1,200
Pellet Stove .................................. 351 .............. 758
Pool Pump 1.5 hp.................... 1,600 ........... 4,608
Pool Pump 2.0 hp.................... 2,200 ........... 6,262
Radio (Solid State) .......................15 .................18
Radio/Record Player
(Solid State) .................................26 .................26
Range (with Oven) ............... 12,200 .............. 750
Range
(with Self–Cleaning Oven) 12,200 .............. 775
Refrigerator–Freezer
•16 cu. ft. .................................. 380 ........... 1,450
•20 cu. ft. t ............................... 420 ........... 1,950
Refrigerator–Freezer (Frostless)
•16 cu. ft.................................... 600 ........... 2,150
•20 cu. ft. .................................. 800 ........... 2,700
Sewing Machine ...........................75 .................11
Shaver (Nonrechargeable) ..........15 ................0.5
Sun Lamp ................................... 279 .................16
Television Cable (TV) Box .........23 .................50
WATTS*
ANNUAL
KWH*
Television, Color (Tube) .......... 286 .............. 600
Television, Color (Solid State) 175 .............. 350
Television, B & W (Tube) ........ 100 .............. 220
Television, B & W (Solid State)....45 .............. 100
Television Screen (45”) ............ 147 .............. 329
Television Video Games .............45 .............. 100
Toothbrush.......................................1.1................1
Typewriter .....................................52 ...................1
Vacuum Cleaner ....................... 630 .................46
Video Tape Recorders .............. 175 .............. 350
Washing Machine ..................... 512 .............. 103
Water Heater ........................... 2,475 ........... 4,219
Water Heater
(Quick–Recovery) ............... 4,474 ........... 4,811
Waterbed Heater ....................... 450 ........... 1,460
Water Softener ................................1.5..............19
Well Pump ............................... 2,238 ........... 1,894
Kitchen Appliances
Broiler ...................................... 1,140 .................85
Can Opener ................................ 100 ...................1
Carving Knife ...............................92 ...................8
Coffee Maker .......................... 1,200 .............. 140
Deep Fat Fryer ........................ 1,448 .................83
Food Blender ............................. 300 ...................1
Food Mixer ................................ 127 ...................2
Frying Pan ............................... 1,196 .............. 100
Garbage Disposal....................... 445 ...................7
Hot Plate................................... 1,200 .................90
Microwave Oven .................... 1,450 .............. 190
Roaster ..................................... 1,333 .................60
Slow Cooker ............................... 200 .............. 144
Toaster ..................................... 1,146 .................39
Toaster Oven ........................... 1,550 .................96
Trash Compactor ....................... 400 ...................4
Waffle Iron ............................... 1,200 .................20
*The estimated usages shown are average figures based on industry statistics. They do not apply to a particular manufacturer’s product and vary depending on individual operation.
Current electric rate schedules are available from your local utility office.
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