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What Uses WATTS

To calculate cost per month, take the suggested KWh/Mo usage times your KWh cost.

Kitchen Appliance Avg.Watts Hours/Mo. kWh/Mo.
BBQ Grill 1350 6 8.1
Bread Maker 210 8 1.68
Broiler 390 3 1.2
Coffee Maker 900 50 45
Deep Fat Frier 1450 5 7.3
Dishwasher(incl water heating cost) 1200 30 36
Electric Skillet 1200 13 15.6
Hot Plate 600 6 4
Microwave 1450 15 21.8
Range 12500 8 100
Range-Cleaning Cycle 4500 3 13.5
Roaster 1330 13 17.3
Slow Cooker 200 24 4.8
Toaster 1150 3 3.5
Waste Disposer 450 7 3.2

 

 

Food Storage Avg.Watts Hours/Mo. kWh/Mo.

Refrigerator *

      Manual Defrost

   

 

70-150

      Frost-Free     75-175
      Side-by-Side     120-250

Freezer*

     Manual Defrost
   

 

70-150

     Frost-Free     85-175

*(wattage and hours of run time for refrigerators and freezers
vary widely due to age, location, frequency of maintenance,
& their energy efficiency rating)

 

Home Entertainment Avg.Watts Hours/Mo. kWh/Mo.
Radio 70 100 7
Stereo 150 70 10.5

Television (8 hours per day)

     19” Solid State

200 240 48
     25” Solid State 250 240 60
     27” w/picture tube 200 240 48
     42” Plasma Integrated HDTV 450 240 108
     60” HDTV Monitor Plasma Disp 650 240 156
DVD, Game Boys, VCR 100 60 6
Personal Computer (6 hrs/day) 125 180 22.5
Color Monitor (6 hrs/day) 75 180 13.5
Dot Matrix Printer (6 hrs/day) 50 180 9
Laser Printer (6 hrs/day) 400 180 72
Aquarium-20 gal 70 720 50

 

 

Lighting Avg.Watts Hours/Mo. kWh/Mo.
60-watt Bulb 60 120 7.2
100-watt Bulb 100 120 12
Two 8-Foot 65-watt Fluor.Tubes 130 120 15.6
Two 4-Foot 35-watt Fluor.Tubes 70 120 8.4
70-watt Sodium 70 300 21
175-watt Mercury Vapor 175 300 52.5
250-watt Heat Lamp 250 720 180

 

 

Farm and Miscellaneous Avg.Watts Hours/Mo. kWh/Mo.

Water Pump

    1/3 hp

333 60 20
     1.5 hp 1500 60 90
Garage Door Opener 800 12 9.6

Engine Block Heater

      500-watt

500 240 120
      800-watt 1000 240 240
     1500-watt 1500 240 360
2500-watt (diesel engine) 2500 240 600
6’ Heat Tape (8 watts/ft) 48 720 34.6

 

General  Household Avg.Watts Hours/Mo. kWh/Mo.

WaterHeater  (personaluse  only)

   1person-685galpermonth

 

4500

 

 

252

   2people-900galpermonth 4500   297
   3people-1350galpermonth 4500   374
   4people-1800galpermonth     4500   450
   5people-2250galpermonth     4500   548
   6people-2700galpermonth     4500   650
ClothesDryer(5loadsperweek)   5000 20 100

ClothesWasher(5loadsperweek Including  water heater cost)

    Hot/Warmsetting

5000                         20 100
   Warm/Warmsetting 5000 20 70
   Warm/Cold  setting 5000 20 40
   Cold/Coldsetting 500 20 10
   Vacuum  Cleaner 630 6 3.8

 

Heating  and Cooling Avg.Watts Hours/Mo. kWh/Mo.

ElectricHeating(8hours/day)

PortableSpaceHeater
1500 240 360

AirConditioner(window type, 8 hours/day)

    6,000  btu/hr

800 240 192
    10,000  btu/hr 1350 240 324
    12,000  btu/hr 1600 240 384
AirCleaner(Ionizer) 70 720 50
Humidifier 120 120 14.4
Dehumidifier 600 360 216

Fans:Attic

    24

   Ceiling(with lights)

180 360 130
   Ceiling(without lights) 60 360 43
   Window(20”)     18
Water bed  heater 400 300 120
Electric Blanket 10 240 24

 

Health and Beauty Avg.Watts Hours/Mo. kWh/ Mo.
BlowDryer 1500 2.5 3.8
HairCurler 400 7.5 3
Heat  Pad 65 30 2
Shaver 15 2.5 0.04
Sun  Lamp 280 15 4
HotTub (varies widely)   250-400
Tanning  Bed 2600 8.5 22

 

Farm and Miscellaneous Avg.Watts Hours/Mo.  kWh/Mo.
Aerated septic system 384 720 276
Tank Heater varies on location andnumber of livestock     40-300
Electric Fence (varies)   0 to 7
Grain Dryer(no heater)      
(varies  with weather & moisture removed)     1/bushel
    (with electric  heat)     2/bushel
Motors      
(1/3 to 10-hp) 1000/horsepower   varies

 

 

Phantom Loads Avg.Watts Hours/Mo. kWh/Mo.
Cordless Drills 240 720 165
Instant on TV 28 720 20
VCR 14 720 20
Microwave Oven with Clock 8 720 6
Wall Cube Power Supply(AC Adaptor) 5 720 4
Stereo with Remote Control 8 720 6
Stove with Electronic Ignition 14 720 10

 

 

Above figures are averages and will vary with individual living habits and unit efficiencies.

(Total Wattage x Estimated Hours Per Day Used x 30) / 1,000 = Estimated Monthly kWh

*Energy Saving models carrying a higher EER rating would be on the lower side of the estimated usage.
Older models tend to be toward the higher side.
If you have any questions, call SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative, Inc.