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How much energy do you consume?

Ever wonder how much energy your appliances use up? Use this calculator to help you see the big picture. Click on a category below to get started.

Energy Consumption
Appliance This is a list of the common appliances found in a home.

Coffee maker

Dishwasher

Microwave oven

Electric oven

Range/stove top

Refrigerator

Toaster

Avg. Wattage These are average wattages of appliances.

900

2500

1500

2000

800

150

1100

Enter your usage Type in how often you use your appliance. If you don't have it or don't use it, click on the box or type in "0".

10 min/day

3 hours/week

10 min/day

0.5 hours/day

20 min/day

24 hours/day

3 min/day

Kitchen Energy Usage

191.79 kWh

Total Energy Usage

910.97 kWh

How did we get this number?This total is calculated by taking the wattage and daily usage of your common appliances and converting this into a monthly kilowatt per hour (kWh) usage rate. To figure out the estimated cost based on this rate, multiply your kWh per month by the cost of your energy (an average rate is $.12 per kWh). You can learn more about calculating your energy consumption by following the steps on this page.

Appliance This is a list of the common appliances found in a home.

Computer (desktop)

Laptop

DVD player

Television < 40”

Television > 40”

Video game system

Laser printer

Avg. Wattage These are average wattages of appliances.

74

25

17

150

234

36

250

Enter your usage Type in how often you use your appliance. If you don't have it or don't use it, click on the box or type in "0".

2 hours/day

2 hours/day

1.5 hours/day

5 hours/day

5 hours/day

6 hours/week

2 min/day

Electronics Energy Usage

65.48 kWh

Total Energy Usage

910.97 kWh

How did we get this number?This total is calculated by taking the wattage and daily usage of your common appliances and converting this into a monthly kilowatt per hour (kWh) usage rate. To figure out the estimated cost based on this rate, multiply your kWh per month by the cost of your energy (an average rate is $.12 per kWh). You can learn more about calculating your energy consumption by following the steps on this page.

Appliance This is a list of the common appliances found in a home.

Central air conditioner

Heater (portable/space)

Window air conditioner (medium)

Water heater

Avg. Wattage These are average wattages of appliances.

3500

1320

900

3800

Enter your usage Type in how often you use your appliance. If you don't have it or don't use it, click on the box or type in "0".

1.5 hours/day

2 hours/day

2 hours/day

3 hours/day

Heating & Cooling Energy Usage

632.70 kWh

Total Energy Usage

910.97 kWh

How did we get this number?This total is calculated by taking the wattage and daily usage of your common appliances and converting this into a monthly kilowatt per hour (kWh) usage rate. To figure out the estimated cost based on this rate, multiply your kWh per month by the cost of your energy (an average rate is $.12 per kWh). You can learn more about calculating your energy consumption by following the steps on this page.

Appliance This is a list of the common appliances found in a home.

Clothes dryer

Clothes washer

Avg. Wattage These are average wattages of appliances.

4400

500

Enter your usage Type in how often you use your appliance. If you don't have it or don't use it, click on the box or type in "0".

1 hours/week

1 hours/week

Laundry Energy Usage

21.00 kWh

Total Energy Usage

910.97 kWh

How did we get this number?This total is calculated by taking the wattage and daily usage of your common appliances and converting this into a monthly kilowatt per hour (kWh) usage rate. To figure out the estimated cost based on this rate, multiply your kWh per month by the cost of your energy (an average rate is $.12 per kWh). You can learn more about calculating your energy consumption by following the steps on this page.

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To learn more about how to use this tool, read our how-to post

What you can learn about your electricity consumption?

One of the more mysterious things about your energy bill is figuring out where all that electricity went. Was it toward cooling the house? Washing clothes dishes? Watching television?

The thing is, it all adds up to that kWh number on your bill that comes just before the dollar amount you owe. The kWh number is the kilowatt hours used – it’s how energy suppliers measure electricity used in your home. Controlling those kWh helps control the amount of money you owe each month.

The ChooseEnergy.com Energy Estimator shows how much electricity you use for common tasks around the home, including cooking, cleaning, entertainment and more. We’ve compiled the average wattage for a number of appliances and devices – simply enter how much you use them to get a reading on how much energy you consume every month.

Knowing that number gives you the ability to lower the amount of energy you use – you’ll see why a programmable thermostat can help and why turning off – can unplugging – such things as televisions and computers when you aren’t using them can make sense.

What is electricity deregulation?

Electricity deregulation eliminates the rules and regulations that restrict companies from selling energy. That makes it easier for companies to enter the market, which in turn gives you more options of where to purchase electricity and natural gas. In other words, in a deregulated energy market, you can purchase your energy from someone other than your local utility.

Just like how there’s more than one phone company, more than one cable company, and more than one airline, there are multiple energy companies that compete for customers.

Electricity prices

Electricity prices vary by fuel cost, power grid maintenance and operation, type of customer (residential, commercial, industrial), location, seasonality and weather conditions.

Help with electric bills

Many families struggle to pay electricity bills each month, particularly when prices and demand rise during summer and winter. One way to get help paying your electric bill is to lock in a lower rate during the spring and fall. This can help keep your monthly electric bills more consistent and predictable, though there will still be variations because of usage.

Electricity cost by state

Residential electricity prices vary widely across the U.S., as low as 9.82 cents per kWh in Louisiana to 28.76 cents per kWh in Hawaii.

Electricity power sources

The United States generates electricity from a variety of sources including coal, natural gas, nuclear, and renewable energy such as hydropower, geothermal, solar, and wind.

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