Energy Usage

It takes just a little effort to save on energy costs. If you pay attention to the little things, the money you save will add up in a big way. Check out the information below to learn about the energy costs for electrical appliances, which help you to be more efficient in your usage.

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Shopping for new lighting?  Keep this chart in mind:

LIGHT BULB COSTS PER YEARLeast Efficient
Standard
Incandescents
Halogen
Incandescents
CFLsMost Efficient
LEDs
Less Bright450 lumens40W
$5.34/yr
29W
$3.87/yr
10W
$1.34/yr
5W
$0.67/yr
800 lumens60W
$8.02/yr
43W
$5.74/yr
13W
$1.74/yr
10W
$1.34/yr
1100 lumens75W
$10.02/yr
53W
$7.08/yr
16W
$2.14/yr
15W
$2.00/yr
More Bright1600 lumens100W
$13.36/yr
72W
$9.62/yr
20W
$2.67/yr
19W
$2.54/yr
Typical Life =
1 year
Typical Life =
1 - 2 years
Typical Life =
10 years
Typical Life =
15 - 25+ years
Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

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Appliance Usage Information

ApplianceAverage WattageEstimaged Monthly Average kWh
Broiler14359
Clock21.5
Coffee Maker8958
Deep Fat Fryer14507
Dishwasher120030
Electric Blanket17530
Fan (Circulating)8512
Food Mixer1251
Food Waste Disposal4403
Frying Pan120016
Hair Dryer3801.5
Microwave145019
Radio70100
Range & Oven12200100
Refrigerator - Freezer
-- Non-Frostless, 14 Cu. Ft.475140
-- Frostless, 14 Cu. Ft.610160
-- Frostless, 18 Cu. Ft.720190
-- Frostless, 18 Cu. Ft.750218
Sewing Machine751
Stereo10010
Television20035
Toaster11453
Vacuum Cleaner6204
Washing Machine5108
Light, Mercury Vapor17570
Light, Hi-Pressure Sodium10039
NOTE: The following items vary greatly in use
Clothes Dryer500069
Freezer, 15 Cu. Ft. Non-Frostless120
Freezer, 15 Cu. Ft. Frostless180
Heat Lamp (24 hrs/day)300216
Tank Heater1500540
Tractor Heater (12 hrs/day)1500540
Water Heater, Electric500
Water Well (1/2 hp 2 hrs/day)88253