Appliance Use Cost

Category Detail Estimated Energy Usage* Estimated Cost**
Heating Space Heating, Electric
Portable (plug-in) Heater (1500W) 1.5 kWh /hr. $0.09 /hr.
Baseboard Heater (Length = 6′) 1.5 kWh /hr. $0.09 /hr.
Heat Pump Heat Strips (EM/Aux Heat) 10 kWh /hr. w/fan $0.56 /hr.
Electric Furnace 10.5 kWh /hr. w/fan $0.59 /hr.
Heat Pump w/o Heat Strips (1.8 COP)
1.5 ton 2.93 kWh /hr. $0.16 /hr.
5.0 ton 9.77 kWh /hr. $0.54 /hr.
 
Cooling Window/Wall A/C (8K BTU) (120V-12 EER) 0.73 kWh /hr. $0.04 /hr.
Window/Wall (18K BTU) (240V) 1.8 kWh /hr. $0.10 /hr.
Central (3 Ton – 12 SEER) 3.0 kWh /hr. $0.17 /hr.
Whole House Fan 0.2-0.4 kWh /hr. $0.02 – $0.03 /hr.
Portable Fan 0.03 kWh /hr. Less than $0.01 /hr.
Ceiling Fan 0.075 kWh /hr. $0.01 /hr.
Water Heating Electric Water Heater 380 – 500 kWh /mo. $20.87-$28.00 /mo.
(All uses) Instantaneous (110 v 29 amp) @1gpm 70’F 380 – 500 kWh /mo. $20.87-$28.00 /mo.
Instantaneous (240 v 50 amp) @2.5 gpm 83’F 12 kWh /hr. $0.67 /hr.
Kitchen Range, electric
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 per cleaning
Other
Microwave oven 0.12 kWh per 5 min $0.01 per 5 min
Broiler, portable electric 1.5 kWh /hr. $0.17 /hr.
Coffee maker 0.12 kWh per brew $0.01 per 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 per use $0.01 per use
Toaster oven 0.75 kWh /hr. $0.08 /hr.
Waffle iron, 4 servings 0.33 kWh per use $0.04 per use
Refrigerator/

Freezer

Older Units – Standard Efficiency
Refrigerator (frost-free), 15 cu. Ft. (1996) 150 kWh /mo. $16.50 /mo.
Freezer (manual defrost), 15 cu. Ft. 90 kWh /mo. $9.90 /mo.
Newer Units – Energy Star Refrigerators
Energy Star Refrigerator, 14 cu. Ft. 34.5 kWh /mo. $ 3.80 /mo.
Energy Star Refrigerator (frost-free), 17 cu. Ft. 35 kWh /mo. $ 3.85 /mo.
Energy Star Refrigerator (frost-free), 19 cu. Ft. 46 kWh /mo. $ 5.06 /mo.
Energy Star Refrigerator (Side by Side) 21 cu. Ft. 51 kWh /mo. $ 5.61 /mo.
Energy Star Refrigerator (frost-free) 24 cu. Ft. 54 kWh /mo. $ 5.94 /mo.
Energy Star Refrigerator (Side by Side) 25 cu. Ft. 60 kWh /mo. $ 6.60 /mo.
Electronics Television
> 50″ Plasma 0.48 kWh /hr. $0.05 /hr.
40″ – 49″ Plasma 0.4 kWh /hr. $0.04 /hr.
> 50″ LCD 0.016 kWh /hr. Less than $0.01 /hr.
40″ – 49″ LCD 0.012 kWh /hr. Less than $0.01 /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.
Recording/Video Playing Devices
DVR (Tivo, etc.) 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.
Gaming
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.
Computers
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. Less than $0.01 /hr.
Monitor – 17″ LCD 0.04 kWh /hr. Less than $0.01 /hr.
Other
Speakers (25 Watts x 2) normal volume 0.05 kWh /hr. Less than $0.01 /hr.
Stereo 0.05 kWh /hr. Less than $0.01 /hr.
Radio, CD player 0.02 kWh /hr. Less than $0.01 /hr.
Lighting Incandescent Bulbs
Incandescent bulb (40 W) 0.04 kWh /hr. Less than $0.01 /hr.
Incandescent bulb (60 W) 0.06 kWh /hr. Less than $0.01 /hr.
Incandescent bulb (75 W) 0.08 kWh /hr. Less than $0.01 /hr.
Incandescent bulb (100 W) 0.1 kWh /hr. $0.01 /hr.
Incandescent bulb (150 W) 0.15 kWh /hr. $0.01 /hr.
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL)
Compact fluorescent (8 W) equivalent to 25 W incandescent 0.008 kWh /hr. Less than $0.01 /hr.
Compact fluorescent (11 W) equivalent to 40 W incandescent 0.01 kWh /hr. Less than $0.01 /hr.
Compact fluorescent (15 W) equivalent to 60 W incandescent 0.015 kWh /hr. Less than $0.01 /hr.
Compact fluorescent (20 W) equivalent to 75 W incandescent 0.02 kWh /hr. Less than $0.01 /hr.
Compact fluorescent (27 W) equivalent to 100 W incandescent 0.027 kWh /hr. Less than $0.01 /hr.
Compact fluorescent (38 W) equivalent to 150 W incandescent 0.038 kWh /hr. Less than $0.01 /hr.
Halogen Bulbs
Halogen (300 W) 0.3 kWh /hr. $0.02 /hr.
 Laundry Electric Water Heater
Warm Wash, Cold Rinse 2.3 kWh /load $0.13 /load
Hot Wash, Warm Rinse 6.3 kWh /load $0.35 /load
Clothes dryer (light load vs. heavy load) 2.5 – 4 kWh /load $0.15 – $0.22 /load
Household General Vacuum Cleaner 0.75 kWh /hr. $0.04 /hr.
Iron 1.08 kWh /hr. $0.06 /hr.
Clock 2 – 4 kWh /mo. $0.11 – $0.23 /mo.
Night Light (4W @ 12-hours/day) 1.44 kWh /mo. $0.09 /mo.
Electric Blanket: Twin 0.5 kWh/night $0.03/night
Electric Blanket: Double/Queen 0.75 kW/night $0.04/night
Electric Blanket: King 1 kW/night $0.06/night
Aquarium 0.05 – 1.21kWh /hr. $0.01 – $0.07 /hr.
Bathroom Hair Dryer 1.5 kWh /hr. $0.09 /hr.
Curling Iron / Straightener 0.05 kWh /hr. Less than $0.01 /hr.
Whirlpool Tub 1.8 kWh /hr. $0.11 /hr.
Swimming Pool Sweep Pump (3/4 HP) 0.56 kWh /hr. $0.03 /hr.
Filter Pump (1-1/2 HP) 1.12 kWh /hr. $0.06 /hr.
Filter Pump (2 HP) 1.5 kWh /hr. $0.09 /hr.
Spa/Hot Tub Electric Heater (1500 W) 1.5 kWh /hr. $0.09 /hr.
Electric Heater (5500 W) 5.5 kWh /hr. $0.32 /hr.
Medical Equipment Nebulizer 1 kWh /hr. $0.06 /hr.
Oxygen Concentrator 0.46 kWh /hr. $0.03 /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 NWCPUD 2018 rates at $0.056 per kWh
*** COP = Coefficient of Performance. An electric resistance Heater has a COP of 1
HP – HorsePower
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)

 

Printable Version of NWCPUD’s Appliance Use Chart: 2018 NWCPUD Appliance Use Cost Chart 022118