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Appliance Energy Use Chart

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It takes just a little energy to save on energy costs. If you pay attention to the little things, the money you save will add up in a big way. The chart below gives you a good idea of energy costs per electrical appliance, kind of like nutrition fact labels on food.     

Category Detail Estimated Energy Usage* Estimated Energy Costs**

Heating

Space heating, electric
  Portable heater (1500W) 1.5 kWh per hour $0.20 per hour
  Baseboard heater (six foot unit) (250 W/foot) 1.5 kWh per hour $0.20 per hour
  Heat pump heat strips 10 kWh per hour w/fan $1.30 per hour
  Electric furnace 10.5 kWh per hour w/fan $1.37 per hour
       
Heat pump w/o heat strips (1.8 COP)***
  1.5 ton 2.93 kWh per hour $0.38 per hour
  5.0 ton 9.77 kWh per hour $1.27 per hour
 

Air Conditioning/ Cooling


Window/wall (8kBtu) (120V–12 EER) 0.73 kWh per hour $0.09 per hour
  Window/wall (18kBtu) (240V) 1.8 kWh per hour $0.23 per hour
  Central (3 ton–12 SEER) 3.0 kWh per hour $0.39 per hour
  Whole house fan 0.2–0.4 kWh per hour $0.03–$0.05 per hour
  Pedestal fan 0.03 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  Ceiling fan 0.025–0.075 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
 

Water Heating (All uses)

Electric water heater 380–500 kWh per month $49.40–$65.00 per month
  Instantaneous (110 v 29 amp) @1gpm 70°F 380–500 kWh per month $49.40–$65.00 per month
  Instantaneous (240 v 50 amp) @2.5gpm 83°F 12 kWh per hour $1.56 per hour
 

Heat pump (50–75 gal) water heater

77 kWh per month $10.01 per hour
  Heat pump (>75 gal) water heater 111.8 kWh per month $14.53 per hour
 

Kitchen

Range, electric
  Oven 2.3 kWh per hour $0.30 per hour
  Oven: surface 1–1.5 kWh per hour $0.13–$0.20 per hour
  Oven: self-cleaning feature 6 kWh per hour cleaning $0.78 per cleaning
  Microwave oven 0.12 kWh per 5 min $0.02 per 5 min
  Broiler, portable electric 1.5 kWh per hour $0.20 per hour
  Single serve coffee maker 0.26 kWh per brew $0.03 per brew
  Coffee maker 0.12 kWh per brew $0.02 per brew
  Coffee maker/brew, warmer on 0.4 kWh per hour $0.05 per hour
  Dishwasher: normal cycle (not including hot water) 1–2.17 kWh per load $0.13–$0.28 per load
  Dishwasher: Energy-saver cycle 0.5 kWh per load $0.07 per load
  Toaster (2 slices) 0.04 kWh per use Less than $0.01 per use
  Toaster oven 0.75 kWh–per hour $0.10 per hour
  Waffle iron, 4 servings 0.33 kWh per use $0.04 per use
 

Refrigerator/Freezer

Older units
  Refrigerator (frost-free), 15 cu. ft. (1996 unit) 150 kWh per month $19.50 per month
  Freezer (manual defrost), 15 cu. ft. 90 kWh per month $11.70 per month
       
Newer Units - ENERGY STAR Refrigerators
  ENERGY STAR Refrigerator, 14 cu. ft. 34.5 kWh per month $ 4.49 per month
  ENERGY STAR Refrigerator (frost-free), 17 cu. ft.
35 kWh per month $ 4.55 per month
  ENERGY STAR Refrigerator (frost-free), 19 cu. ft. 46 kWh per month $ 5.98 per month
  ENERGY STAR Refrigerator (side by side) 21 cu. ft. 51 kWh per month $ 6.63 per month
  ENERGY STAR Refrigerator (frost-free) 24 cu. ft. 54 kWh per month $ 7.02 per month
  ENERGY STAR Refrigerator (side by side) 25 cu. ft. 60 kWh per month $ 7.80 per month
 

Electronics

Television
  LED/4k UHD    
  40"–50" 0.071 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  50"–60" 0.12 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  60"–75" 0.15 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  >75" 0.18 kWh per hour $0.02 per hour
       
  OLED/4k    
  20"–30" 0.023 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  30"–40" 0.045 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  >40" 0.14 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
       
  LED/HDTV/720P    
  20"–30" 0.024 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  >30" 0.035 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
       
  LED/HDTV/1080P
   
  20"–30" 0.014 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  30"–40" 0.019 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  >40" 0.025 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
       
  Plasma    
  40"–49" 0.4 kWh per hour $0.05 per hour
  >50" 0.48 kWh per hour $0.06 per hour
       
  LCD    
  40"–49" 0.012 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  >50" 0.016 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
       
Recording/Video Playing Devices
  Cable box 139 kWh per year $18.07 per year
  Roku 26.2 kWh per year $3.41 per year
  Thin client 52.6 kWh per year $6.84 per year
       
Gaming
  Nintendo Switch 157.7 kWh per year $20.50 per year
  Xbox One 233 kWh per year $30.29 per year
  PlayStation 4 181 kWh per year $23.53 per year
  Wii U 37 kWh per year

$4.81 per year

       
Computers
  Desktop computer 0.06–kWh per hour

$0.01–$0.03 per hour

  Desktop computer on sleep/standby mode 0.001–0.006 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  Laptop 0.02–0.05 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  Monitor - 17" CRT 0.08 kWh per hour $0.01 per hour
  Monitor - 17" LCD 0.04 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
       
Other
  Speakers (25 Watts x 2) normal volume 0.05 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  Stereo 0.05 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  Radio, CD player 0.02 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  Tablet 12 kWh per year $1.56 per year
 

Lighting

Compact fluorescent (CFL)/LED
  CFL/LED (8 W) equivalent to 25 W incandescent 0.008 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  CFL/LED (11 W) equivalent to 40 W incandescent 0.01 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  CFL/LED (15 W) equivalent to 60 W incandescent
0.015 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  CFL/LED (20 W) equivalent to 75 W incandescent
0.02 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  CFL/LED (27 W) equivalent to 100 W incandescent
0.027 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  CFL/LED (38 W) equivalent to 150 W incandescent
0.038 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
  Heat Lamp 0.04 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
 

Halogen

   Halogen (300 W) 0.3 kWh per hour $0.04 per hour
 

Laundry


Clothes dryer (light load vs. heavy load) 2.5–4 kWh per load $0.33–$0.52 per load
  Non ENERGY STAR-Qualified  2.28 kWh per load $0.30 per load
  ENERGY STAR-Qualified  1.90 kWh per load $0.25 per load
  Heat pump dryer 0.54 kWh per load $0.07 per load
  Warm wash, cold rinse 2.3 kWh per load $0.30 per load
  Hot wash, warm rinse 6.3 kWh per load $0.82 per load
 

Household Goods


Vacuum cleaner 0.75 kWh per hour $0.10 per hour
  Dyson vacuum cleaner 0.23 kWh per hour  $0.03 per hour
  Iron 1.08 kWh per hour $0.14 per hour
  Clock 2–4 kWh per month $0.26–$0.52 per month
  Night light (4w on 12-hours/day) 1.44 kWh per month $0.19 per month
  Electric blanket: Twin 0.5 kWh/night $0.07/night
  Electric blanket: Double/Queen 0.75 kWh/night $0.10/night
  Electric blanket: King 1 kWh/night $0.13/night
  Aquarium 0.05–1.21kWh per hour $0.01–$0.16 per hour
  Robot vacuum cleaner 0.007 kWh per hour Less than $0.01 per hour
 

Bathroom

  Hair dryer 1.5 kWh per hour $0.20 per hour
  Curling iron 0.15 kWh per hour $0.02 per hour
  Whirlpool tub 1.8 kWh per hour $0.23 per hour
 

Swimming Pool


Sweep pump (3/4 hp) 0.56 kWh per hour $0.07 per hour
  Filter pump (1/2–1 hp) 1.12 kWh per hour $0.15 per hour
  Filter pump (2 hp) 1.5 kWh per hour $0.20 per hour
  Single-speed pump 0.54 kWh per hour $0.07 per hour
  Dual-speed pump 0.29 kWh per hour $0.04 per hour
  Variable-speed pump 0.12 kWh per hour $0.02 per hour
 

Spa/Hot Tub

  Electric heater (1500 W) 1.5 kWh per hour $0.20 per hour
 

Medical Equipment


Nebulizer 1 kWh per hour $0.13 per hour
  Oxygen concentrator 0.46 kWh per hour $0.06 per hour
  Sleep apnea machine (CPAP) 0.2 kWh per hour $0.03 per hour
 
* Estimated energy use is based on average operation conditions. Individual use may vary.
** Estimated costs based on $0.13 per kWh
*** COP = Coefficient of Performance. An electric resistance heater has a COP of 1
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)