Energy Usage

It takes just a little effort to save on energy costs. If you pay attention to the little things, the money you save will add up in a big way. Check out the information below to learn about the energy costs for electrical appliances, which help you to be more efficient in your usage.

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  • Light bulb cost chart
  • How your home uses electricity
  • Appliance usage information
Shopping for new lighting? Keep this chart in mind:
LIGHT BULB COSTS PER YEAR Least Efficient Standard Incandescents Halogen Incandescents CFLs Most Efficient LEDs
Less Bright 450 lumens 40W $5.34/yr 29W $3.87/yr 10W $1.34/yr 5W $0.67/yr
800 lumens 60W $8.02/yr 43W $5.74/yr 13W $1.74/yr 10W $1.34/yr
1100 lumens 75W $10.02/yr 53W $7.08/yr 16W $2.14/yr 15W $2.00/yr
More Bright 1600 lumens 100W $13.36/yr 72W $9.62/yr 20W $2.67/yr 19W $2.54/yr
Typical Life = 1 year Typical Life = 1 – 2 years Typical Life = 10 years Typical Life = 15 – 25+ years
Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Appliance Usage Information

Appliance Average Wattage Estimaged Monthly Average kWh
Broiler 1435 9
Clock 2 1.5
Coffee Maker 895 8
Deep Fat Fryer 1450 7
Dishwasher 1200 30
Electric Blanket 175 30
Fan (Circulating) 85 12
Food Mixer 125 1
Food Waste Disposal 440 3
Frying Pan 1200 16
Hair Dryer 380 1.5
Microwave 1450 19
Radio 70 100
Range & Oven 12200 100
Refrigerator – Freezer
— Non-Frostless, 14 Cu. Ft. 475 140
— Frostless, 14 Cu. Ft. 610 160
— Frostless, 18 Cu. Ft. 720 190
— Frostless, 18 Cu. Ft. 750 218
Sewing Machine 75 1
Stereo 100 10
Television 200 35
Toaster 1145 3
Vacuum Cleaner 620 4
Washing Machine 510 8
Light, Mercury Vapor 175 70
Light, Hi-Pressure Sodium 100 39
NOTE: The following items vary greatly in use
Clothes Dryer 5000 69
Freezer, 15 Cu. Ft. Non-Frostless 120
Freezer, 15 Cu. Ft. Frostless 180
Heat Lamp (24 hrs/day) 300 216
Tank Heater 1500 540
Tractor Heater (12 hrs/day) 1500 540
Water Heater, Electric 500
Water Well (1/2 hp 2 hrs/day) 882 53

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