# Cost to Operate Appliances

```Standby or Vampire Load
Save when you install multi-outlet power strips that make it easy
to turn off electronic devices that are not in use.
Inflatable Decorations
To help save on energy costs, monitor your use of these
decorations and only inflate them when in use.
4’, 52 Watt.........................................................\$1.24
6’, 60 Watt.........................................................\$1.44
8’, 76 Watt.........................................................\$1.82
12’, 85 Watt.......................................................\$2.04
Based on 8 hr. run time over 30 days
The information in this brochure is based on estimated wattages
and is intended to offer general guidelines only. Wattages may vary
based on age, make and model of equipment and should not be
regarded as fully representative of the costs of use.
How to calculate cost per hour
To calculate the approximate cost to operate a specific appliance or
other item not included on this brochure, locate the wattage listed
on the appliance (you may need to reference the owner’s manual)
and divide it by 1,000 to get the kWh. Once you have the kWh,
multiply by 10 cents per kWh to get an approximate cost to operate
the appliance for one hour.
For example: Consider an appliance that uses 600 watts.
per
per
per
per
month
month
month
month
Divide 600 watts by 1,000 = .6 kWh.
Multiply .6 kWh by 10 cents per kWh = 6 cents per hour.
Water Pumps
Turn off pool pumps and/or heater when not needed. Save even
more when you upgrade to a variable speed pump.
1/2 Horsepower.....................................................\$0.09
3/4 Horsepower.....................................................\$0.13
1 Horsepower........................................................\$0.14
1-1/2 Horsepower..................................................\$0.18
2 Horsepower........................................................\$0.22
3 Horsepower........................................................\$0.30
per
per
per
per
per
per
hour
hour
hour
hour
hour
hour
Heat Pump Pool Heater
Have your pool heat pump serviced annually to maintain
performance and maximize the life of the unit.
To save energy and protect the environment,
look for the ENERGY STAR label.
energy-saving programs, call:
813-275-3909
ENERGY COSTS GUIDE
FOR COMMON
HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES
35,000 Gal. = 6,670 Watts..........................\$0.50-\$0.70 per hour
28,000 Gal. = 5,980 Watts..........................\$0.50-\$0.70 per hour
24,000 Gal. = 4,600 Watts..........................\$0.50-\$0.70 per hour
Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging
Take advantage of Tampa Electric’s free Energy PlannerSM program
and save when you charge during off-peak hours. With Energy
Planner, you can take advantage of lower rates 87 percent of
the time. Visit tampaelectric.com/ep for more about Energy
benefits of driving an electric vehicle.
Nissan Leaf: 3.75 kWh...........................................\$0.37 per hour
Chevrolet Volt: 4.6 kWh........................................\$0.46 per hour
Tesla Model S: 10 kWh..........................................\$1.00 per hour
tampaelectric.com/save
TEC040717
ENERGY SMART
Game Console.......................................................\$0.03 per hour
Cell Phone..................................................\$0.01-0.02 per month
DVD....................................................................\$0.84 per month
Printer.......................................................\$0.31-\$0.36 per month
Tablet Charge (e.g., iPad). less than \$0.01 per 4.5 hours charging
Microwave Clock................................................\$0.22 per month
Range Clock.......................................................\$0.20 per month
TV Flat Screen.....................................................\$1.45 per month
The costs listed in this brochure are based on a rate of 10 cents
per kilowatt-hour (kWh). You can locate Tampa Electric’s current
rates at tampaelectric.com/rates.
Tampa Electric is committed to helping you
use energy wisely. This brochure provides
you with an approximate cost to run
various appliances and other devices that
use electricity. Prices shown are based on
typical usage periods.
Air Conditioning
Change filters monthly and make sure they are installed facing
the correct direction. Service your system annually for maximum
efficiency.
2 ton 13 SEER.......................................................... \$0.19
2 ton 20 SEER.......................................................... \$0.12
2.5 ton 13 SEER....................................................... \$0.23
2.5 ton 20 SEER....................................................... \$0.15
3 ton 13 SEER.......................................................... \$0.28
3 ton 20 SEER.......................................................... \$0.18
3.5 ton 13 SEER....................................................... \$0.32
3.5 ton 20 SEER....................................................... \$0.21
4 ton 13 SEER.......................................................... \$0.37
4 ton 20 SEER.......................................................... \$0.24
5 ton 13 SEER.......................................................... \$0.46
5 ton 20 SEER.......................................................... \$0.30
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per
per
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hour
hour
hour
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hour
hour
hour
Heating
Close shades and drapes at night to keep heat inside during the winter.
Be sure to set your thermostat to 68 degrees F or lower at night.
Central Resistance Heat:
5 kW................................................................... 50 cents
8 kW................................................................... 80 cents
10 kW ................................................................... \$1.00
15 kW ................................................................... \$1.50
Space Heater (Portable) 1250 – 1650 Watts
............................................................12 cents -17 cents
per
per
per
per
hour
hour
hour
hour
per hour
Cooking
Always match the burner to the pan. By matching the burner to
the pan, you avoid wasting electricity and reduce unwanted heat
that is generated by the uncovered burner.
Coffee Maker (single serve).....................................\$0.01 per brew
Food Processor........................................................ \$0.04 per hour
Microwave............................................................... \$0.06 per hour
Range............................................................ \$0.37-\$1.05 per hour
Small Surface 6” Coil............................................... \$0.11 per hour
Large Surface 8” Coil.............................................. \$0.23 per hour
Self Cleaning Oven.................................................. \$0.66 per hour
Toaster.................................................................... \$0.08 per hour
Refrigeration
Lighting
Maximize efficiency by setting the temperature at or near the
manufacturer’s optimal settings. Vacuum dust that accumulates on
the condenser coils on the rear or bottom of the unit, and prevent
cold air leakage by replacing damaged door seals.
Replace incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient compact
fluorescent lamps (CFLs) or light emitting diodes (LEDs). LEDs last
up to 25 times longer and use about 20 percent less energy than
Refrigerator/Freezer........................................... \$3-\$16
Side-By-Side....................................................... \$6-\$22
Mini Refrigerator.......................................................\$3
Wine Cooler........................................................ \$3-\$9
Costs vary based on age and size of unit
60-Watt Incandescent.......................................1 cent per 4 hours
13-Watt CFL (60 Watt Incandescent Equiv.)...1 cent per 7.5 hours
7-Watt LED (60 Watt Incandescent Equiv.)......1 cent per 14 hours
per
per
per
per
month
month
month
month
Laundry/Cleaning
Only run a dishwasher that’s full of dishes. Once the final rinse
cycle is complete, open the door and let your dishes dry without
wasting energy using the heated dry cycle. When possible, use
cold water to wash clothes.
Dishwasher................................................... \$0.08-\$0.26 per hour
Iron..........................................................................\$0.11 per hour
Vacuum Cleaner........................................... \$0.07-\$0.13 per hour
Water Heating
100-Watt Incandescent......................................... 1 cent per hour
26-Watt CFL (100 Watt Incandescent Equiv.)....1 cent per 4 hours
19-Watt LED (100 Watt Incandescent Equiv.)....1 cent per 5 hours
50-Watt Mercury Bulb .....................................1 cent per 2 hours
70-Watt High-Pressure Sodium .................... 7 cents per 10 hours
Holiday Lighting
50 Count Non-LED Mini.....................................\$0.36
100 Count Non-LED Mini...................................\$0.73
50 Count LED Mini.............................................\$0.15
70 Count LED Icicle............................................\$0.21
Based on 6 hr. run time over 30 days
per
per
per
per
month
month
month
month
Decorative Lighting
Lower your water heater thermostat to 120 degrees F. Install
flow-restricting devices in showers and faucets.
Hybrid Water Heating
Tub Bath....................................................................\$0.10 per tub
Shower............................................................. \$0.03 per 7 minute
Cost/Person, Whole House..................\$4-\$6 per person per month
Tank Water Heating
Tub Bath....................................................................\$0.23 per tub
Shower............................................................. \$0.11 per 7 minute
Cost/Person, Whole House................ \$8-\$12 per person per month
Tankless Water Heating
Tub Bath....................................................................\$0.23 per tub
Shower............................................................. \$0.23 per 7 minute
Cost/Person, Whole House.............. \$10-\$16 per person per month
Costs vary based on age and size of water heater and water use.
10 Socket String
5-Watt Bulb = 12 kWh/Mo. (8 Hrs./Day) x .10....\$1.20 per month
7-Watt Bulb = 16.8 kWh/Mo. (8 Hrs./Day) x .10.....\$1.68 per month
LED .4-Watt = .096 kWh (8 Hrs./Day) x .10..........\$.01 per month
25 Socket String
5-Watt Bulb = 30 kWh/Mo. (8 Hrs./Day) x .10....\$3.00 per month
7-Watt Bulb = 42 kWh/Mo. (8 Hrs./Day) x .10....\$4.20 per month
LED .4-Watt = 2.4 kWh/Mo. (8 Hrs./Day) x .10...\$0.24 per month
100 Socket String
5-Watt Bulb = 120 kWh/Mo. (8 Hrs./Day) x .10.\$12.00 per month
LED .4-Watt = 9.6 kWh/Mo. (8 Hrs./Day) x .10...\$0.96 per month
Based on 8 hr. run time over 30 days
Entertainment
be sure to look for the ENERGY STAR® label.
Small Appliances
Run ceiling fans at low speeds in occupied rooms and set them to
rotate clockwise in the winter.
Ceiling Fan or Box Fan.............................................\$0.01 per
Air Purifier................................................. \$0.02-\$0.07 per 4
Hair Dryer................................................................\$0.15 per
Oxygen Machine......................................................\$0.04 per
Golf Cart Charger......................................... \$0.02-\$0.09 per
Dehumidifier................................................. \$0.02-\$0.07 per
75-Watt Incandescent.......................................1 cent per 4 hours
23-Watt CFL (75 Watt Incandescent Equiv.)......1 cent per 4 hours
15-Watt LED (75 Watt Incandescent Equiv.)...1 cent per 6.5 hours
hour
hour
hour
hour
hour
hour
DVD & VHS & CD Player......................................\$0.005 per hour
Laptop Computer................................................\$0.005 per hour
Desktop ................................................................\$0.03 per hour
Printer....................................................................\$0.01 per hour
Game Consoles.....................................................\$0.09 per hour
Flat Screen 26”-37”...............................................\$0.01 per hour
Flat Screen 42”-60”...............................................\$0.02 per hour
Smart TV 24”-32” (38kwh-75kwh per year).. \$3.80-\$7.50 per year
Ultra TV 40”-55” (84kwh-258kwh per year).\$8.40-\$25.80 per year
Save when you install multi-outlet power strips that make it easy
to turn off electronic devices that are not in use.
Inflatable Decorations
To help save on energy costs, monitor your use of these
decorations and only inflate them when in use.
4’, 52 Watt.........................................................\$1.24
6’, 60 Watt.........................................................\$1.44
8’, 76 Watt.........................................................\$1.82
12’, 85 Watt.......................................................\$2.04
Based on 8 hr. run time over 30 days
The information in this brochure is based on estimated wattages
and is intended to offer general guidelines only. Wattages may vary
based on age, make and model of equipment and should not be
regarded as fully representative of the costs of use.
How to calculate cost per hour
To calculate the approximate cost to operate a specific appliance or
other item not included on this brochure, locate the wattage listed
on the appliance (you may need to reference the owner’s manual)
and divide it by 1,000 to get the kWh. Once you have the kWh,
multiply by 10 cents per kWh to get an approximate cost to operate
the appliance for one hour.
For example: Consider an appliance that uses 600 watts.
per
per
per
per
month
month
month
month
Divide 600 watts by 1,000 = .6 kWh.
Multiply .6 kWh by 10 cents per kWh = 6 cents per hour.
Water Pumps
Turn off pool pumps and/or heater when not needed. Save even
more when you upgrade to a variable speed pump.
1/2 Horsepower.....................................................\$0.09
3/4 Horsepower.....................................................\$0.13
1 Horsepower........................................................\$0.14
1-1/2 Horsepower..................................................\$0.18
2 Horsepower........................................................\$0.22
3 Horsepower........................................................\$0.30
per
per
per
per
per
per
hour
hour
hour
hour
hour
hour
Heat Pump Pool Heater
Have your pool heat pump serviced annually to maintain
performance and maximize the life of the unit.
To save energy and protect the environment,
look for the ENERGY STAR label.
energy-saving programs, call:
813-275-3909
ENERGY COSTS GUIDE
FOR COMMON
HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES
35,000 Gal. = 6,670 Watts..........................\$0.50-\$0.70 per hour
28,000 Gal. = 5,980 Watts..........................\$0.50-\$0.70 per hour
24,000 Gal. = 4,600 Watts..........................\$0.50-\$0.70 per hour
Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging
Take advantage of Tampa Electric’s free Energy PlannerSM program
and save when you charge during off-peak hours. With Energy
Planner, you can take advantage of lower rates 87 percent of
the time. Visit tampaelectric.com/ep for more about Energy
benefits of driving an electric vehicle.
Nissan Leaf: 3.75 kWh...........................................\$0.37 per hour
Chevrolet Volt: 4.6 kWh........................................\$0.46 per hour
Tesla Model S: 10 kWh..........................................\$1.00 per hour
tampaelectric.com/save
TEC040717
ENERGY SMART
Game Console.......................................................\$0.03 per hour
Cell Phone..................................................\$0.01-0.02 per month
DVD....................................................................\$0.84 per month
Printer.......................................................\$0.31-\$0.36 per month
Tablet Charge (e.g., iPad). less than \$0.01 per 4.5 hours charging
Microwave Clock................................................\$0.22 per month
Range Clock.......................................................\$0.20 per month
TV Flat Screen.....................................................\$1.45 per month
The costs listed in this brochure are based on a rate of 10 cents
per kilowatt-hour (kWh). You can locate Tampa Electric’s current
rates at tampaelectric.com/rates.
Save when you install multi-outlet power strips that make it easy
to turn off electronic devices that are not in use.
Inflatable Decorations
To help save on energy costs, monitor your use of these
decorations and only inflate them when in use.
4’, 52 Watt.........................................................\$1.24
6’, 60 Watt.........................................................\$1.44
8’, 76 Watt.........................................................\$1.82
12’, 85 Watt.......................................................\$2.04
Based on 8 hr. run time over 30 days
The information in this brochure is based on estimated wattages
and is intended to offer general guidelines only. Wattages may vary
based on age, make and model of equipment and should not be
regarded as fully representative of the costs of use.
How to calculate cost per hour
To calculate the approximate cost to operate a specific appliance or
other item not included on this brochure, locate the wattage listed
on the appliance (you may need to reference the owner’s manual)
and divide it by 1,000 to get the kWh. Once you have the kWh,
multiply by 10 cents per kWh to get an approximate cost to operate
the appliance for one hour.
For example: Consider an appliance that uses 600 watts.
per
per
per
per
month
month
month
month
Divide 600 watts by 1,000 = .6 kWh.
Multiply .6 kWh by 10 cents per kWh = 6 cents per hour.
Water Pumps
Turn off pool pumps and/or heater when not needed. Save even
more when you upgrade to a variable speed pump.
1/2 Horsepower.....................................................\$0.09
3/4 Horsepower.....................................................\$0.13
1 Horsepower........................................................\$0.14
1-1/2 Horsepower..................................................\$0.18
2 Horsepower........................................................\$0.22
3 Horsepower........................................................\$0.30
per
per
per
per
per
per
hour
hour
hour
hour
hour
hour
Heat Pump Pool Heater
Have your pool heat pump serviced annually to maintain
performance and maximize the life of the unit.
To save energy and protect the environment,
look for the ENERGY STAR label.
energy-saving programs, call:
813-275-3909
ENERGY COSTS GUIDE
FOR COMMON
HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES
35,000 Gal. = 6,670 Watts..........................\$0.50-\$0.70 per hour
28,000 Gal. = 5,980 Watts..........................\$0.50-\$0.70 per hour
24,000 Gal. = 4,600 Watts..........................\$0.50-\$0.70 per hour
Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging
Take advantage of Tampa Electric’s free Energy PlannerSM program
and save when you charge during off-peak hours. With Energy
Planner, you can take advantage of lower rates 87 percent of
the time. Visit tampaelectric.com/ep for more about Energy
benefits of driving an electric vehicle.
Nissan Leaf: 3.75 kWh...........................................\$0.37 per hour
Chevrolet Volt: 4.6 kWh........................................\$0.46 per hour
Tesla Model S: 10 kWh..........................................\$1.00 per hour
tampaelectric.com/save
TEC040717
ENERGY SMART
Game Console.......................................................\$0.03 per hour
Cell Phone..................................................\$0.01-0.02 per month
DVD....................................................................\$0.84 per month
Printer.......................................................\$0.31-\$0.36 per month
Tablet Charge (e.g., iPad). less than \$0.01 per 4.5 hours charging
Microwave Clock................................................\$0.22 per month
Range Clock.......................................................\$0.20 per month
TV Flat Screen.....................................................\$1.45 per month
The costs listed in this brochure are based on a rate of 10 cents
per kilowatt-hour (kWh). You can locate Tampa Electric’s current
rates at tampaelectric.com/rates.
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