Appliance Energy Use Chart

Appliance Energy Use Chart
Appliance Energy Use Chart
It takes just a little energy to save on energy costs. If you pay attention to the little things, the money you save will
add up in a big way. The chart below gives you a good idea of energy costs per electrical appliance, kind of like
nutrition fact labels on food.
ESTIMATED
ESTIMATED
ENERGY USAGE*
ENERGY COSTS**
1.5 kWh/hr
$0.17/hr
1.5 kWh/hr
$0.17/hr
Heat Pump heat strips
10 kWh/hr w/fan
$1.10/hr
Electric Furnace
10.5 kWh/hr w/fan
$1.16/hr
1.5 ton
2.93 kWh/hr
$0.32/hr
5.0 ton
9.77 kWh/hr
$1.07/hr
Window/wall (8kBtu) (120V-12 EER)
0.73 kWh/hr
$0.08/hr
Window/wall (18kBtu) (240V)
1.8 kWh/hr
$0.20/hr
Central (3 ton-12 SEER)
3.0 kWh/hr
$0.33/hr
Whole house fan
0.2-0.4 kWh/hr
$0.03 - $0.05/hr
Portable fan
0.03 kWh/hr
Less than $0.03/hr
Ceiling fan
0.075 kWh/hr
$0.01/hr
Water Heating
Electric water heater
380 - 500 kWh/mo
$41.00 - $55.00/mo
(All uses)
Instantaneous (110 v 29 amp) @1gpm
70'F
380 - 500 kWh/mo
$41.00 - $55.00/mo
12 kWh/hr
$1.32/hr
CATEGORY
DETAIL
Heating
Space heating, electric
Portable heater (1500W)
Baseboard heater (six foot unit) (250
W/foot)
Heat Pump w/o heat strips (1.8
COP)***
Air Conditioning/
Cooling
Instantaneous (240 v 50 amp) @2.5
gpm 83'F
Kitchen
Range, electric
Refrigerator/Freezer
Oven
2.3 kWh/hr
$0.25/hr
Oven: Surface
1-1.5 kWh/hr
$0.11 - $0.17/hr
Oven: Self-cleaning feature
6 kWh/hr cleaning
$0.66/hr
Microwave oven
0.12 kWh/5 min
$0.01/5 min
Broiler, portable electric
1.5 kWh/hr
$0.17/hr
Coffee maker
0.12 kWh/brew
$0.01/brew
Coffee maker/brew, warmer on
0.4 kWh/hr
$0.04/hr
Dishwasher: normal cycle (not
including hot water)
1 - 2.17 kWh/load
$0.11 - $0.24/load
Dishwasher: Energy saver cycle
0.5 kWh/load
$0.06/load
Toaster (2 slices)
0.04 kWh/use
$0.01/hr
Toaster oven
0.75 kWh/hr
$0.08/hr
Waffle iron, 4 servings
0.33 kWh/use
$0.04/use
150 kWh/mo
$16.50/mo
Freezer (manual defrost), 15 cu. Ft.
90 kWh/mo
$9.90/mo
Refrigerator (frost-free), 15 cu. Ft.
(1996 unit)
50 kWh/mo
$5.50/mo
54 kWh/mo
$5.94/mo
Refrigerator, 1.7 cu. Ft.
30 kWh/mo
$3.30/mo
Energy Star Refrigerator, 14 cu. Ft.
43 kWh/mo
$4.73/mo
Energy Star Refrigerator (frost-free), 14
cu. Ft.
57 kWh/mo
$6.27/mo
73 kWh/mo
$8.03/mo
80 kWh/mo
$8.80/mo
123 kWh/mo
$13.53/mo
Older units
Refrigerator (frost-free), 15 cu. Ft.
(1996 unit)
Refrigerator (frost-free), 20 cu. Ft.
(1996 unit)
Newer units
Energy Star Refrigerator (frost-free), 17
cu. Ft.
Energy Star Refrigerator (frost-free), 19
cu. Ft.
Energy Star Refrigerator (Side by Side)
21 cu. Ft.
Energy Star Refrigerator (frost-free) 24
cu. Ft.
102 kWh/mo
$11.22/mo
132 kWh/mo
$14.52/mo
> 50" Plasma
0.48 kWh/hr
$0.05/hr
40" - 49" Plasma
0.4 kWh/hr
$0.04/hr
> 50" LCD
0.22 kWh/hr
$0.02/hr
40" - 49" LCD
0.15 kWh/hr
$0.02/hr
> 50" DLP
0.24 kWh/hr
$0.03/hr
40" - 49" DLP
0.2 kWh/hr
$0.02/hr
30" - 36" Tube
0.12 kWh/hr
$0.01/hr
25" - 27" Tube
0.09 kWh/hr
$0.01/hr
DVR (Tivo)
28.8 kWh/mo
$3.17/mo
VCR
0.02 kWh/hr
Less than $0.01/hr
DVD player
0.03 kWh/hr
Less than $0.01/hr
Nintendo Wii
0.02 kWh/hr
Less than $0.01/hr
Xbox 360
0.15 kWh/hr
$0.02/hr
Play Station 3
0.21 kWh/hr
$0.02/hr
Desktop Computer
0.06 - 0.25 kWh/hr
$0.01 - $0.03/hr
Desktop Computer on sleep/standby
mode
0.001 - 0.006 kWh/hr
Less than $0.01/hr
Laptop
0.02 - 0.05 kWh/hr
Less than $0.01/hr
Monitor - 17" CRT
0.08 kWh/hr
$0.01/hr
Monitor - 17" LCD
0.04 kWh/hr
Less than $0.01/hr
0.05 kWh/hr
Less than $0.01/hr
Energy Star Refrigerator (Side by Side)
25 cu. Ft.
Electronics
Television
Recording/Video Playing Devices
Gaming
Computers
Other
Speakers (25 Watts x 2) normal
volume
Lighting
Stereo
0.05 kWh/hr
Less than $0.01/hr
Radio, CD player
0.02 kWh/hr
Less than $0.01/hr
Incandescent bulb (40 W)
0.04 kWh/hr
Less than $0.01/hr
Incandescent bulb (60 W)
0.06 kWh/hr
$0.01/hr
Incandescent bulb (75 W)
0.08 kWh/hr
$0.01/hr
Incandescent bulb (100 W)
0.1 kWh/hr
$0.01/hr
Incandescent bulb (150 W)
0.15 kWh/hr
$0.02/hr
0.008 kWh/hr
Less than $0.01/hr
0.01 kWh/hr
Less than $0.01/hr
0.015 kWh/hr
Less than $0.01/hr
0.02 kWh/hr
Less than $0.01/hr
0.027 kWh/hr
Less than $0.01/hr
0.038 kWh/hr
Less than $0.01/hr
Halogen (300 W)
0.3 kWh/hr
$0.03/hr
Clothes dryer (light load vs. heavy
load)
2.5 - 4 kWh/load
$0.28 - $0.44/hr
Warm Wash, cold rinse
2.3 kWh/load
$0.25/load
Hot wash, warm rinse
6.3 kWh/load
$0.69/load
Vacuum cleaner
0.75 kWh/hr
$0.08/hr
Iron
1.08 kWh/hr
$0.12/hr
Incandescent bulbs
Compact fluorescent (CFL)
Compact fluorescent (8 W) equivalent
to 25 W incandescent
Compact fluorescent (11 W) equivalent
to 40 W incandescent
Compact fluorescent (15 W) equivalent
to 60 W incandescent
Compact fluorescent (20 W) equivalent
to 75 W incandescent
Compact fluorescent (27 W) equivalent
to 100 W incandescent
Compact fluorescent (38 W) equivalent
to 150 W incandescent
Halogen
Laundry
Electric heated water
Household Goods
Bathroom
Swimming Pool
Spa/Hot Tub
Medical Equipment
Clock
2 - 4 kWh/mo
$0.22 - $0.44/mo
Night light (4w on 12-hours/day)
1.44 kWh/mo
$0.16/mo
Electric Blanket: Twin
0.5 kWh/night
$0.06/night
Electric Blanket: Double/Queen
0.75 kWh/night
$0.08/night
Electric Blanket: King
1 kWh/night
$0.11/night
Aquarium
0.05 - 1.21kWh/hr
$0.01 - $0.13/hr
Hair dryer
1.5 kWh/hr
$0.17/hr
Curling iron
0.05 kWh/hr
Less than $0.01/hr
Whirlpool tub
1.8 kWh/hr
$0.20/hr
Sweep pump (3/4 hp)
0.56 kWh/hr
$0.06/hr
Filter pump (1-1/2 hp)
1.12 kWh/hr
$0.12/hr
Filter pump (2 hp)
1.5 kWh/hr
$0.17/hr
Electric heater (1500 W)
1.5 kWh/hr
$0.17/hr
Electric heater (5500 W)
5.5 kWh/hr
$0.61/hr
Nebulizer
1 kWh/hr
$0.11/hr
Oxygen Concentrator
0.46 kWh/hr
$0.05/hr
Sleep Apnea Machine (CPAP)
0.2 kWh/hr
$0.02/hr
* Estimated energy use is based on average operation conditions. Individual use may vary.
** Estimated costs based on $0.11 per kWh
*** COP = Coefficient of Performance. An electric resistance heater has a COP of 1
GPM - Gallons per minute
SEER - Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (efficiency given to central air conditioning)
EER - Energy Efficiency Ratio (efficiency given to window/wall air conditioners)
Table from Silicon Valley Power, City of Santa Barbara
http://siliconvalleypower.com/index.aspx?page=1922
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