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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.

APPLIANCE USAGE CALCULATOR Approx. Wattage Avg. Monthly Hours of Use Avg. Monthly kWh monthly total energy cost annual energy cost
kWh rate       $0.116  

Appliance
Air Conditioner (room) 6,000 BTU 750 350 262.5 $30.45 $365.40
Air Conditioner (room) 9,000 BTU 1050 350 367.5 $42.63 $511.56
Air Exchanger 168 720 120.96 $14.03 $168.38

Block Heater
gas engine 750 240 180 $20.88 $250.56
diesel engine 1200 240 288 $33.41 $400.90
Ceiling Fan 60 360 21.6 $2.51 $30.07
Christmas Lights 250 60 15 $1.74 $20.88
Dehumidifier 1000 250 250 $29.00 $348.00
Electric Heater (portable) 1500 720 1080 $125.28 $1,503.36
Fan (Portable) 115 200 23 $2.67 $32.02

Furnace Fan Motor
(Intermittent) 350 160 56 $6.50 $77.95
(Continuous) 350 720 252 $29.23 $350.78
Heat Exchange/HRV's 150 720 108 $12.53 $150.34

Hot tub
4-person, circulating pump 1500 365 547.5 $63.51 $762.12
4-person,inside, 120 volt heater 1500 365 547.5 $63.51 $762.12
4-person, outside, 120 volt heater 1500 365 547.5 $63.51 $762.12
4-person, inside, 240 volt heater 6000 365 2190 $254.04 $3,048.48
Humidifier (Portable) 175 250 43.75 $5.08 $60.90
Oil Furnace (Burner) 260 192 49.92 $5.79 $69.49

Swimming Pool Filter Motor
½ HP 900 600 540 $62.64 $751.68
¾ HP 1200 600 720 $83.52 $1,002.24
1.0 HP 1500 600 900 $104.40 $1,252.80
1.5 HP 2100 600 1260 $146.16 $1,753.92
Swimming Pool Heater 5000 600 3000 $348.00 $4,176.00

Domestic Appliances
Air Purifier 132 400 52.8 $6.12 $73.50
Clothes Dryer 5000 30 150 $17.40 $208.80
Clothes Washer 500 30 15 $1.74 $20.88
Computer (Monitor & Printer) 200 480 96 $11.14 $133.63
Wireless Router 7 720 5.04 $0.52 $6.23
Dishwasher 1800 30 54 $6.26 $75.17
Food Freezer 350 400 140 $16.24 $194.88
Microwave Oven 1500 5 7.5 $0.87 $10.44
Stove(Oven) 5000 100 500 $58.00 $696.00
Fridge 500 275 137.5 $15.95 $191.40
Stereo 300 30 9 $1.04 $12.53
Stereo/CD 360 30 10.8 $1.25 $15.03
Television - color 100 200 20 $2.32 $27.84
CRT 27" 170 120 20.4 $2.37 $28.40
CRT 32" 200 120 24 $2.78 $33.41
LCD 32" 125 120 15 $1.74 $20.88
Plasma 42" 301 120 36.12 $4.19 $50.28
Rear Projection 300 120 36 $4.18 $50.11
TiVO 33 720 23.76 $2.76 $33.07
VCR 40 50 2 $0.23 $2.78
Playstation3 1 & 2 generation 380 720 273.6 $31.74 $380.85
Playstation3 3rd generation 280 720 201.6 $23.39 $280.63
Playstation3 4th generation "slim" 230 720 165.6 $19.21 $230.52
Playstation3 5th generation "super slim" 190 720 136.8 $15.87 $190.43
Nintendo Wii 19 720 13.68 $1.41 $16.91
Video game (Xbox 360 Elite) 185 720 133.2 $15.45 $185.41
Water Bed Heater 500 150 75 $8.70 $104.40

Water Heater
typical family of 6 4500 90 405 $46.98 $563.76
typical family of 4 4500 85 382.5 $44.37 $532.44
typical family of 2 4500 80 360 $41.76 $501.12

Lighting Details
Ceiling Fixture (3 Lamps 60W each) 180 120 21.6 $2.51 $30.07
Chandelier (5 Lamps 60W each) 300 120 36 $4.18 $50.11
Compact Fluorescent 13W (60W Equiv) 13 120 1.56 $0.18 $2.17
Fluorescent Fixture (2 Tube 4ft.) 96 120 11.52 $1.34 $16.04
Incandescent Light Bulb - enter wattage 60 120 7.2 $0.84 $10.02

Kitchen Miscellaneous
Blender 390 20 7.8 $0.90 $10.86
Broiler 1400 8 11.2 $1.30 $15.59
Coffee Maker 900 10 9 $1.04 $12.53
Crock Pot 200 64 12.8 $1.48 $17.82
Deep Fat Fryer 1500 8 12 $1.39 $16.70
Frying Pan (Electric) 1150 15 17.25 $2.00 $24.01
Hot Plate 1320 2 2.64 $0.31 $3.67
Kettle 1500 4 6 $0.70 $8.35
Toaster Oven 1500 2 3 $0.35 $4.18

Other Miscellaneous
Ceiling Fan 60 200 12 $1.39 $16.70
Dog watering dish - heated 45 720 32.4 $3.76 $45.10
Electric Blanket 180 90 16.2 $1.88 $22.55
Fan (Portable) 115 200 23 $2.67 $32.02
Hair Dryer (Portable) 1800 6 10.8 $1.25 $15.03
Heating Pad 65 23 1.495 $0.17 $2.08
Heat Tape 30', 7 w/ft 210 720 151.2 $17.54 $210.47
Iron (Hand) 1000 6 6 $0.70 $8.35
Lawn Mower 1500 16 24 $2.78 $33.41
Vacuum Cleaner        
Portable 800 4 3.2 $0.37 $4.45
Central 1600 4 6.4 $0.74 $8.91
Well Pump 1/2 hp 500 120 60 $6.96 $83.52

PHANTOM LOADS
Cable TV converter box 25 720 18 $2.09 $25.06
CD player 7 720 5.04 $0.58 $7.02
Clock Radio 1.7 720 1.224 $0.14 $1.70
Computer (CPU & Monitor) 100 720 72 $8.35 $100.22
Computer Cable Modem 6 720 4.32 $0.50 $6.01
Computer Printer 60 720 43.2 $5.01 $60.13
Computer Wireless Router 6 720 4.32 $0.50 $6.01
Cordless Phone 2 720 1.44 $0.17 $2.00
Cordless Power Tool Charger 5 720 3.6 $0.42 $5.01
digital clock 3 720 2.16 $0.25 $3.01
dishwasher 10 720 7.2 $0.84 $10.02
door bell 30 720 21.6 $2.51 $30.07
invisible pet fence 25 720 18 $2.09 $25.06
microwave oven 1100 15 16.5 $1.91 $22.97
night light 3 720 2.16 $0.25 $3.01
oven 20 720 14.4 $1.67 $20.04
security system 18 720 12.96 $1.50 $18.04
telephone answering machine 3.9 720 2.808 $0.33 $3.91
television w/VCR 18 720 12.96 $1.50 $18.04
tooth brush charger 1.6 720 1.152 $0.13 $1.60
water softener 17 720 12.24 $1.42 $17.04
Air Conditioner (Central) 2.5 TONS 3500 300 1050 $121.80 $1,461.60


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