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Energy Usage Chart

Electrical usage varies widely from family to family. However the chart below can help in determining where electricity is used in your home.

antityAPPLIANCE USAGE CALCULATOR Approx. Wattage Avg. Monthly Hours of Use Avg. Monthly kWh monthly total energy cost annual energy cost
kWh rate       $0.105  
Appliance
Air Conditioner (room) 6,000 BTU
750 350 262.5 $27.56 $330.75
Air Conditioner (room) 9,000 BTU
1050 350 367.5 $38.59 $463.05
Air Exchanger
168 720 120.96 $12.70 $152.41
Ceiling Fan
60 360 21.6 $2.27 $27.22
Christmas Lights
250 60 15 $1.58 $18.90
Dehumidifier
1000 250 250 $26.25 $315.00
Electric Heater (portable)
1500 720 1080 $113.40 $1,360.80
Fan (Portable)
115 200 23 $2.42 $28.98

Block Heater
gas engine
1000 240 240 $25.20 x5 months $126
diesel engine
1200 240 288 $30.24 $362.88

Furnace Fan Motor
(Intermittent)
350 160 56 $5.88 $70.56
(Continuous)
350 720 252 $26.46 $317.52
Heat Exchange/HRV's
125 720 90 $9.45 $113.40

Hot tub
In general hot tubs use about
         
$40-$50 of electricity per month
         

Swimming Pool Filter Motor
½ HP
900 600 540 $56.70 $680.40
¾ HP
1200 600 720 $75.60 $907.20
1.0 HP
1500 600 900 $94.50 $1,134.00
1.5 HP
2100 600 1260 $132.30 $1,587.60
Swimming Pool Heater
5000 600 3000 $315.00 $3,780.00

Domestic Appliances
Air Cleaner (Room & Furnace)
40 400 16 $1.68 $20.16
Clothes Dryer
5000 30 150 $15.75 $189.00
Clothes Washer
500 30 15 $1.58 $18.90
Computer (Monitor & Printer)
200 480 96 $10.08 $120.96
Wireless Router
7 720 5.04 $0.52 $6.23
Dishwasher
1800 30 54 $5.67 $68.04
Food Freezer
350 400 140 $14.70 $176.40
Microwave Oven
1500 5 7.5 $0.79 $9.45
Stove(Oven)
5000 100 500 $52.50 $630.00
Fridge
500 275 137.5 $14.44 $173.25
Stereo
300 30 9 $0.95 $11.34
Stereo/CD
360 30 10.8 $1.13 $13.61
Television - color
100 200 20 $2.10 $25.20
CRT 27"
170 120 20.4 $2.14 $25.70
CRT 32"
200 120 24 $2.52 $30.24
LCD 32"
125 120 15 $1.58 $18.90
Plasma 42"
301 120 36.12 $3.79 $45.51
Rear Projection
300 120 36 $3.78 $45.36
TiVO
33 720 23.76 $2.49 $29.94
VCR
40 50 2 $0.21 $2.52
PlayStation 3
197 720 141.84 $14.61 $175.31
Nintendo Wii
19 720 13.68 $1.41 $16.91
Video game (Xbox 360 Elite)
203 720 146.16 $15.35 $184.16
Water Bed Heater
500 150 75 $7.88 $94.50

Water Heater
typical family of 6
4500 90 405 $42.53 $510.30
typical family of 4
4500 85 382.5 $40.16 $481.95
typical family of 2
4500 80 360 $37.80 $453.60

Lighting Details
Ceiling Fixture (3 Lamps 60W each)
180 120 21.6 $2.27 $27.22
Chandelier (5 Lamps 60W each)
300 120 36 $3.78 $45.36
Compact Fluorescent 13W (60W Equiv)
13 120 1.56 $0.16 $1.97
Fluorescent Fixture (2 Tube 4ft.)
96 120 11.52 $1.21 $14.52
Incandescent Light Bulb - enter wattage
60 120 7.2 $0.76 $9.07

Kitchen Miscellaneous
Blender
390 20 7.8 $0.82 $9.83
Broiler
1400 8 11.2 $1.18 $14.11
Coffee Maker
900 10 9 $0.95 $11.34
Crock Pot
200 64 12.8 $1.34 $16.13
Deep Fat Fryer
1500 8 12 $1.26 $15.12
Frying Pan (Electric)
1150 15 17.25 $1.81 $21.74
Hot Plate
1320 2 2.64 $0.28 $3.33
Kettle
1500 4 6 $0.63 $7.56
Toaster Oven
1500 2 3 $0.32 $3.78

Other Miscellaneous
Ceiling Fan
60 200 12 $1.26 $15.12
Dog watering dish - heated
45 720 32.4 $3.40 $40.82
Electric Blanket
180 90 16.2 $1.70 $20.41
Fan (Portable)
115 200 23 $2.42 $28.98
Hair Dryer (Portable)
1800 6 10.8 $1.13 $13.61
Heating Pad
65 23 1.495 $0.16 $1.88
Heat Tape 30', 7 w/ft
210 720 151.2 $15.88 $190.51
Iron (Hand)
1000 6 6 $0.63 $7.56
Lawn Mower
1500 16 24 $2.52 $30.24
Humidifier (Portable)
100 250 25 $2.63 $31.50
Oil Furnace (Burner)
260 192 49.92 $5.24 $62.90

Vacuum Cleaner
Portable
800 4 3.2 $0.34 $4.03
Central
1600 4 6.4 $0.67 $8.06
Well Pump 1/2 hp
500 120 60 $6.30 $75.60

PHANTOM LOADS
Cable TV converter box
25 720 18 $1.89 $22.68
CD player
7 720 5.04 $0.53 $6.35
Clock Radio
1.7 720 1.224 $0.13 $1.54
Computer (CPU & Monitor)
6.5 720 4.68 $0.49 $5.90
Computer Cable Modem
4.5 720 3.24 $0.34 $4.08
Computer Printer
2.8 720 2.016 $0.21 $2.54
Computer Wireless Router
6 720 4.32 $0.45 $5.44
Cordless Phone
2 720 1.44 $0.15 $1.81
Cordless Power Tool Charger
5 720 3.6 $0.38 $4.54
digital clock
3 720 2.16 $0.23 $2.72
dishwasher
10 720 7.2 $0.76 $9.07
door bell
30 720 21.6 $2.27 $27.22
invisible pet fence
25 720 18 $1.89 $22.68
microwave oven
1100 15 16.5 $1.73 $20.79
night light
3 720 2.16 $0.23 $2.72
oven
20 720 14.4 $1.51 $18.14
security system
18 720 12.96 $1.36 $16.33
telephone answering machine
3.9 720 2.808 $0.29 $3.54
television w/VCR
18 720 12.96 $1.36 $16.33
tooth brush charger
1.6 720 1.152 $0.12 $1.45
water softener
17 720 12.24 $1.29 $15.42
Air Conditioner (Central) 2.5 TONS
3500 300 1050 $110.25 $1,323.00
a PHANTOM LOAD is an electrical device that operates 24 hours/day and 365 days/year if plugged in, even if you think the device is turned off. As technology grows, so do Phantom Loads
average home has a 1/2 hp well pump
60 to 75 gallons/person/day water usage    
1/2 hp well pump delivers 8 gal/minute
40 to 80 kwh/mo