# Home Energy Consumption List

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A list of electric household appliances, and their operating cost
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electricity consumption
How much electricity do appliances and devices use?
Determine the wattage of each device and use this formula to calculate the cost per month:
Watts/1,000 x hours/day x days/month = kWh/month
kWh/month x \$/kWh = \$/month
For example, to determine the monthly cost of a 60 watt light bulb that is operated for eight
hours each day, the calculation would be:
60W/1,000 x 8 hours/day x 30 days/month = 14.4 kWh/month
14.4 kWh/month x \$0.145/kWh = \$2.09
Your 60 watt light bulb is costing you \$2.09 per month
to operate for eight hours a day.
This formula will work for most household items that will draw the same amount of power
100% of the time. However, it does not apply to items that cycle, or draw different amounts
of electricity at different times, such as a refrigerator. If you have any questions relating to an
Following is a breakdown of common appliances and devices in your home and their
typical usage and cost. The operating cost is based on \$0.145 per kWh and an average
amount of time the appliance or device is used. This information is meant as a guideline
only. For a more exact calculation, use the above formula with exact cost and usage data.
Watt (W): measure of energy
1,000 watts = 1 kilowatt (kW)
Kilowatt hour (kWh): measure of electrical energy used over a period of time.
hourly
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monthly
*energy
rates may
fluctuate monthly
monthly, which could result in increased or decreased operating costs
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kitchen
item
kW per hour use blender (counter-top) blender (hand-held)
coffee maker (brewing 12-14 cup) corn popper
deep fryer
food processor (9-12 cup)
garbage disposal indoor grill/griddle
kettle (1.2-1.8 litres) microwave (cooking)
mixer (hand)
mixer (counter-top)
range (element) large element
small element
rice cooker
slow cooker
low setting
high setting
toaster (2 slice)
toaster (4 slice)
toaster oven (cooking)
waffle iron
hourly cost
0.7\$0.102
0.2\$0.03
0.7\$0.102
1.0
\$0.145
1.2\$0.17
1.5\$0.22
0.6
\$0.09
1.0\$0.145
1.6\$0.23
1.5 \$0.22
1.4 \$0.20
0.2\$0.03
0.4\$0.06
2.4\$0.35
1.3\$0.189
0.6\$0.09
0.1\$0.015
0.2\$0.03
1.0\$0.145
1.5\$0.22
1.5
\$0.22
1.2\$0.17
item monthly kWh use
monthly cost
dishwasher
based on 18 loads per month
2
standard (1997)
standard (2010)
ENERGY STAR® (2010)
54\$7.83
30\$4.35
25
\$3.63
range (oven)
self-cleaning (1997)
self-cleaning (2010)
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hourly
12 hours
monthly
\$9.14
\$6.38
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refrigerator
side-by-side (1997) top-mounted (1997)
side-by-side (ENERGY STAR - 2010)
bottom-mounted (ENERGY STAR - 2010)
top-mounted (ENERGY STAR - 2010)
75
55
43
38
32
\$10.88
\$7.98
\$6.24
\$5.51
\$4.64
“top-mounted” = freezer on top, “bottom-mounted” = freezer on bottom
water cooler
cold only
hot/cold
15\$2.18
19\$2.76
wine cooler 25\$3.63
living room
item
kW per hour use Blu-ray™ player (playing movie)
digital picture frame (7”-12”) DVD player (playing movie) mp3 speakers
200W
600W
1000W
stereo
sub woofer
0.02
0.01
0.01
0.02
<\$0.01
<\$0.01
<\$0.01
<\$0.01
0.2\$0.03
0.6\$0.09
1.0\$0.145
0.1\$0.015
0.2\$0.03
item monthly kWh use
aquarium hourly cost
monthly cost
19\$2.76
television
based on television on for 5 hrs/day
projection tv (65”)
CRT (old style tv – 30” - 36”)
light emitting diode (LED - 46”)
liquid crystal display (LCD - 42”)
plasma (42”)
hourly
12 hours
monthly
32
\$4.64
20
\$2.90
16
\$2.32
15
\$2.18
15\$2.18
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television boxes
PVR (1 hr/day) digital cable with PVR 27\$3.92
36
\$5.37
(4hrs/day – TV, 1 hr/day – recording)
digital cable (5 hrs/day)
satellite with PVR 19
21
\$2.76
\$3.05
12
\$1.74
(4hrs/day – TV, 1 hr/day – recording)
satellite (5 hrs/day)
video game console
based on video game console on for 5 hrs/day
PlayStation 3®
Xbox 360®
Nintendo Wii®
30\$4.35
28\$4.06
3\$0.44
bedroom
item
kW per hour use electric blanket
0.2\$0.03
0.06
\$0.52
item monthly kWh use
alarm clock hourly cost
monthly cost
3.6\$0.52
bathroom
item
kW per hour use curling iron
flat iron
hair dryer
jetted tub
shaver (charging)
toothbrush (charging)
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hourly
12 hours
monthly
hourly cost
0.08\$0.012
0.14\$0.02
1.8\$0.26
0.8\$0.12
0.003
<\$0.01
0.002
<\$0.01
laundry
item
kW per hour use iron
steamer
hourly cost
1.1\$0.16
1.4\$0.20
item monthly kWh use
monthly cost
clothes dryer
76\$11.02
front load (ENERGY STAR - 2010)
78\$11.31
33\$4.79
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\$1.89
based on 35 loads per month
washing machine
based on 33 loads per month
item
kW per hour use hourly cost
cell phone charger
computer printer
ink jet printer (printing)
ink jet printer (idle)
laser printer (printing)
laser printer (idle)
0.003
<\$0.01
0.08
0.02
0.5
0.03
\$0.01
<\$0.01
\$0.07
<\$0.01
computer speakers
cordless phone
0.004
0.002
0.004
<\$0.01
<\$0.01
<\$0.01
item monthly kWh use
monthly cost
computer & LCD monitor
in use for 2 hours per day, in sleep mode for 22 hours per day
monitor
computer
2\$0.29
11\$1.60
in use for 2 hours per day, off for 22 hours per day
monitor
computer
hourly
12 hours
monthly
2\$0.29
5\$0.73
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lighting
item 12 hour kWh use
12 hour cost
compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb
15W (replaces 60W incandescent)
25W (replaces 100W incandescent)
40W (replaces 150W incandescent)
0.18
0.3
0.48
\$0.26
\$0.044
\$0.070
fluorescent tube lighting
15W 75W
0.18
0.9
\$0.03
\$0.13
0.6
\$0.09
1.8
\$0.26
holiday lighting
string of incandescent (50 bulbs/string) string of LED (70 bulbs/string) 3.0
0.04
\$0.44
<\$0.01
incandescent light bulb
60W 100W 150W 0.72
1.2
1.8
\$0.10
\$0.17
\$0.26
light emitting diode (LED)
10.5W (replaces 50W incandescent)
0.13
\$0.019
night light
incandescent LED 0.06
0.004
halogen lighting
50W 150W (exterior floodlight) \$0.01
<\$0.01
To determine the wattage of CFL to replace your incandescent bulb with, visit
atcoenergysense.com/CFLwattage and atcoenergysense.com/CFLsavings
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basement
item
monthly kWh use
monthly cost
deep freezer
chest (1997)
chest (2010)
chest (ENERGY STAR)
44\$6.38
33\$4.79
30
\$4.35
water heater
mid-efficiency
high-efficiency
406\$58.87
385\$55.83
whole house
item
kW per hour use hourly cost
air purifier
0.09\$0.01
fans
ceiling fan ENERGY STAR ceiling fan ventilation fan
ENERGY STAR ventilation fan portable fan
0.08
\$0.01
0.06
\$0.01
0.08\$0.01
0.03
<\$0.01
0.05\$0.01
humidifier
portable
on furnace
0.06\$0.01
0.01
<\$0.01
vacuum cleaner
portable
central
0.7\$0.08
1.4\$0.15
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whole house
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item monthly kWh use monthly cost
air freshener
1.8\$0.26
space heater
1000W for 6 hrs./day
1000W for 24 hrs./day
1500W for 6 hrs./day
1500W for 24 hrs./day
2500W for 6 hrs./day
2500W for 24 hrs./day
180
720
270
1080
450
1800
\$26.10
\$104.40
\$39.15
\$156.60
\$65.25
\$261.00
garage
item
kW per hour use hourly cost
car block heater
400W 0.4\$0.058
600W 0.6\$0.087
By plugging in your block heater for only 4 hrs per day instead of 12 hrs, your cost savings could
be substantial over the course of the winter season!
4 hrs per day
12 hrs per day
400W block heater
\$6.96/month
\$20.88/month
600W block heater
\$10.44/month
\$31.32/month
circular saw drill
garage door opener
jigsaw
sander
snow blower
table saw
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hourly
12 hours
monthly
1.2\$0.174
0.3\$0.04
0.4\$0.06
0.3\$0.04
0.3\$0.04
1.2\$0.174
1.4\$0.20
outdoor
/month\$15.8mnt
item
kW per hour use hourly cost
edger 0.5\$0.73
hedge trimmer
0.3\$0.04
lawn mower 1.2\$0.174
item monthly kWh use
hot tub (300 gallons @ 41°C/106°F)
water heating (indoor)
water heating (outdoor)
pumping (1/2 horsepower 8 hrs/day)
pumping (68% efficient continuous)
hourly
12 hours
monthly
150
225
132
395
monthly cost
\$21.75
\$32.63
\$19.14
\$57.28
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