Basic Household Energy Usage Guide

 
Appliance Avg Wattage Monthly KWH
Air Conditioner (Room) 1000 (varies) 1 KWH/hr
Air Conditioner (Central) 2500-3500 (varies) 2.5 - 3.5 KWH/hr
Automatic Blanket 200 15
Car Engine Heater 1000 1 KWH/hr
Clock 4 3
Clothes Dryer 4350 5 KWH/load
Coffee Maker 850 8
Dehumidifer 300 200
Dishwasher 1190 30 - 48
Freezer, standard 350 10 - 190
Freezer, frost-free 440 150 - 240
Fying Pan 1200 15
Furnace, Oil (cold m onths) 600 75
Garbage Disposal 400 2
Heater, Portable 1500 1.5 KWH/hr
Hair Dryer 1250 3
Humidifier 80 20
Iron (hand) 1100 12
Lighting (varies widely) 1600 - 4000 75 - 150
Microwave 1450 16
Radio 20 4
Radio - Stereo 40 6
Range 1200 100 - 150
Refrigerator, Standard 265 100 - 120
Refrigerator, Frost-free 475 150 - 230
Television, Black & White (4 hours per day) 50 - 100 12-Jun
Television, Color (4 hours per day) 250 30 - 40
Toaster 1100 4
Vacuum Cleaner 700 3
Washing Machine (Automatic) 600 8
Water Heater, Standard (varies widely) 2500 400
Water Heater, Quick Recovery (varies widely) 4500 500
Waterbed Heater 300 100
Water Pump (Varies with depth) 750 - 1000 40
Please Note: These figures will vary.    

 

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