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How Much Electricity Do Your Appliances Use?

March 28th, 2014

It’s no secret that in today’s modern age, appliances are a crucial and ever-present part of the home. After all, this isn’t the stone age – and even then the Flintstones had their dino-powered appliances! That being said, appliances sure can use up a lot of energy, so it’s a good idea to be informed on just how much each appliance in your home uses so you can manage your use efficiently and smartly.

Below you’ll find a convenient chart that shows just how much energy each appliance in your home uses. FYI, your refrigerator, cooking appliances, and washer and dryer are the biggest culprits. (In total, appliances account for about 13% of your household’s total energy costs.)

The more you know: 1 kWh (kilowatt) equals 1,000 watt-hours, equivalent to the energy used cooking a pot of pasta for one hour.An average US residential rate is 11.04 cents/kWh, and a typical U.S. household consumes about 11,800 kWh per year, costing a family an average of $1,297 annually!

Source: Energy.gov