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Electric Usage Chart

What this chart can show you.

With this chart, you'll be able to see how quickly your energy bill can add up when you use appliances and lighting not manufactured with energy efficiency in mind. For example, take a look at lighting. If you have ten lamps in your house, each with a 100W incandescent bulb, you can expect to pay about $160 to light your home each year. Energy efficient bulbs will keep those lamps lit for around $47. Plus, they last six to eight times longer.

About this chart.

This chart is a guide and individual household costs may vary.

  • The appliances listed are all electric appliances.
  • Hours in Use is based on a typical four-person household. Your hours may vary; adjust accordingly.
  • Annual kWh may vary considerably depending upon model, age, and use.
  • Annual Cost is based upon the statewide average of 14 cents per kiloWatt hour (kWh).
  • To estimate the Annual Cost of operating an appliance: Multiply the Annual kWh by your utility's kWh rate or by the statewide average of .14.

Electrical Usage Chart.

  Monthly Average Annual Average
APPLIANCE HOURS
IN USE
kWh USED MONTHS USED ANNUAL kWh ANNUAL COST
A/C - Central 125 375 3 1,125 $158
A/C - Room/Window 100 90 3 270 $38
Clothes Dryer - Electric 20 75 12 900 $126
Clothes Dryer - Gas (does not incl. gas use) 23 9 12 108 $15
Clothes Washer (does not incl. warm/hot water) 30 9 12 108 $15
Coffee Maker (residential) 30 5 12 60 $8
Computer - Desktop with Monitor 60 8 12 96 $13
Computer - Laptop 60 1 12 12 $2
Dehumidifier 250 200 6 1,200 $168
Dishwasher - Heat dry 16 13 12 156 $22
Dishwasher - Air dry 16 8 12 96 $13
DVD Player 45 2 12 24 $3
Electric Heat - Baseboard, 10 feet 240 300 5 1500 $210
Electric Heat - Portable / plug-in 240 360 6 2160 $302
Engine Block Heater 180 135 4 540 $76
Fan - Attic 64 24 3 72 $10
Fan - Bath 15 1 12 12 $2
Fan - Ceiling (does not incl. lights) 150 12 6 72 $10
APPLIANCE HOURS
IN USE
kWh USED MTHS USED ANNUAL kWh ANNUAL COST
Fan - Table / Box / Floor 71 11 3 33 $5
Freezer -chest, 18 CF, manual defrost, 20 years old 730 75 12 900 $126
Freezer - chest, 18 CF, manual defrost, 10 years old 730 51 12 612 $86
Freezer - chest, 17 CF, manual defrost, new 730 36 12 432 $60
Freezer - upright, 17 CF, auto defrost, 20 years old 730 112 12 1,344 $188
Freezer - upright, 17 CF, auto defrost, 10 years old 730 90 12 1,080 $151
Freezer - upright, 17 CF, auto defrost, new 730 57 12 684 $96
Freezer - upright, 17 CF, manual defrost, 20 years old 730 76 12 912 $128
Freezer - upright, 17 CF, manual defrost, 10 years old 730 51 12 612 $86
Freezer - upright, 17 CF, manual defrost, new 730 40 12 480 $67
Heating System - Boiler Hot Water Circulators (does not incl. fuel use 178 48 6 288 $40
Heating System - Furnace Fan Blower (does not incl. fuel use 178 152 6 912 $128
Hot Tub - Indoor (pump & heater) 70 196 12 2,352 $329
Hot Tub - Outdoor (pump & heater) 128 298 12 3,576 $501
Lighting - Incandescent, 100 watts 100 10 12 120 $17
Lighting - CFL, 25 watts 100 1 12 12 $2
Microwave Oven 8 11 12 132 $18
Oven Broiler - Electric 4 6 12 72 $10
APPLIANCE HOURS
IN USE
kWh USED MTHS USED ANNUAL kWh ANNUAL COST
Oven - Electric 8 21 12 252 $35
Oven - Electric, Self Cleaning Cycle 3 8 1 8 $1
Range Top - Electric,
large cooking surface unit
8 19 12 228 $32
Range Top -
small cooking surface unit
8 10 12 120 $17
Refrigerator - 18 CF, 20 years old 730 98 12 1,176 $165
Refrigerator - 18 CF, 10 years old 730 70 12 840 $118
Refrigerator - 18 CF, new 730 41 12 492 $69
Refrigerator - 22 CF, side-by-side, 20 years old 730 135 12 1,620 $227
Refrigerator - 22 CF, side-by-side, 10 years old 730 96 12 1,152 $161
Refrigerator - 22 CF, side-by-side, new 730 56 12 672 $94
Satellite Dish / Cable Receiver 730 18 12 216 $30
Sauna 4 28 12 336 $47
Swimming Pool - Filter Pump, 1 HP 365 274 4 1,096 $153
Television - 27 inch, LCD flat screen 150 18 12 216 $30
Television - 42 inch, Plasma 150 49 12 588 $82
Television - 15-27 inch, standard 150 18 12 216 $30
Waterbed 256 96 12 1,152 $161
Water Cooler/Heater 730 61 12 732 $102
APPLIANCE HOURS
IN USE
kWh USED MTHS USED ANNUAL kWh ANNUAL COST

Average usage data compiled by Efficiency Vermont.

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Definitions of terms used in this chart.

BTU: British Thermal Unit -A common method of indicating the amount of heat energy removed by an air conditioner.

CF: Cubic Feet.

kWh: Kilowatt-hour - A unit of electrical energy equivalent to using one kilowatt of electricity for one hour. A kilowatt is a unit of power equal to 1000 Watts.

W: Watt - A measurement of power and the rate of energy expended. One horsepower equals about 746 watts