Electric Appliance Operating Cost List
Here is an extensive list of electric appliances and an estimate
of how much electricity each may use in anaverage home with average usage patterns. Note the assumptions
that were made for each appliance, especiallyhow much electricity the appliance draws (watts) and how often
the appliance might be used in a typicalhousehold. These two factors along with the age of the appliance
are the most important variables thatdetermine operating costs.
The assumptions listed for each appliance determine the Monthly Cost Estimate. The assumptions examples.These references allow you to compare your appliance and your personal
usage patterns with the estimateshown below. Your exact usage will likely vary from these examples,
but a list like this is still very helpfulto learn which appliances affect your electric bill the most.
Cost per kilowatt hour
One of the most important factors in determining the cost to operate
your appliances is your cost of electricity.This is usually stated as a cost per kilowatt hour (kWh). Your personal cost per kWh can be calculated bydividing your most recent electric bills dollar amount by the number of kWhs on that bill. For example,
amonthly bill of $90.00 that used 1100 kWhs would have an average
cost per kWh of $90.00 ÷ 1100 or about$.082 (8.2 cents) per kWh.
If your personal cost per kWh is significantly different from this,
you can still use this table to estimate yourappliance costs. Multiply the Monthly kWh Estimate shown for each appliance by your personal cost perkWh to determine a more accurate estimate for the appliances in
The estimated costs below have been calculated
with a cost of: $.082 per kWh