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Estimated average Monthly Kilowatt Hour Figures

Applicance Monthly kWh Monthly Cost**
*REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
17 cu. ft. - frost free 120 - 160 $13.02 - 17.60
17 cu. ft. - manual 80 - 100 $8.80 - 11.00
20 cu. ft. - side by side frost free 160 - 200 $17.60 - 22.99
*FREEZER
15 cu. ft. upright - frost free 125 - 200 $13.75 - 22.00
15 cu. ft. upright - manual 80 - 140 $8.80 - 15.40
15 cu. ft. chest - manual 60 - 100 $6.60 - 11.00
*LAUNDRY
Clothes dryer (per load) 3 $.33
Clothes washer (machine operation) 10 $1.10
Energy to heat water for 30 loads (various temperatures) 200 $22.00
WATER HEATER (excluding clothes washer and dishwasher)
250 - 400 $27.50 - 44.00
*DISHWASHER
Machine operation 30 $3.30
Energy to heat water for 30 loads 100 - 130 $11.00 - 14.30
*RANGE (cook top and oven)
Manual 65 - 100 $7.15 - 11.00
Self cleaning 60 - 80 $6.60 - 8.80
Each cleaning cycle 16 - 40 $1.76 - 4.40
MICROWAVE OVEN
120 - 160 $13.20 - 17.60
POOL PUMP (continuous 24-hr operation)
400 - 800 $44.00 - 88.00
WELL PUMP
75 - 130 $8.25 - 14.30
VACUUM CLEANER
4 $.44
ATTIC FAN
75 - 150 $8.25 - 16.50
TOASTER (4 slices/day)
Pop-up toaster 6 $.66
Toaster oven 4 $.44
Range broiler 12 $1.32
RADIO (3 hours/day)
8 $.88
TELEVISION (6 hours/day)
LCD 32" 27 $2.97
LCD 52" 54 $5.94
Plasma 42" 42 $4.62
Plasm 50" 59 $6.49
Plasma 60" 93 $10.23
VIDEO GAME CONSOLE (average for pre-2007)
1 hour per day shut down after each use 4 $.44
on 24/7 97 $10.67
PERSONAL COMPUTER
CPU ACtive 2 hrs/day 7 $.77
CPU Hibernate mode 22 hrs/day 20 $2.20
TRASH COMPACTOR (3 operations/day)
1 $.11
ONE 100-WATT BULB (10 hours/day, 30 days)
30 $3.30

The figures above are averages and vary with individual living habits and unit efficiencies.

(Total Wattage x Estimated Operating Hours x 30) / 1,000 = ESTIMATED MONTHLY kWhs

*Energy Saving models carrying a higher EER rating would be on the smaller side of the range. Older models tend to be on the higher side.

**Calculations based on 11 cents per kWh.