Virginia Power

Home Energy Use Calculation Guide

                                                                  Your
                           Average        Monthly                 Estimated
Appliance                  Wattage          kWh                   Monthly kWh 

Air Conditioner (room) 1000 1 * hrs of use Central 2500-3500 2.5-3.5 * hrs of use Attic Fan 370 111 Automatic Blanket 200 15 Car Engine Heater 1000 1 * hrs of use Ceiling Fan varies 1-13 Clock 4 3 Clothes Dryer 4350 5 * hrs of use Coffee Maker 850 8 Computer 360 22 Dehumidifier 300 200 (8-1/2 kWh per day if run continually) Dishwasher 1190 30-48 Electronic Filter 50 36 Freezer, standard 350 100-190 (12-14 cu. ft.) Freezer, frost-free 440 150-240 (12-15 cu. ft.) Food Mixer or Blender 110 1 Frying Pan 1200 15 Furnace, oil 600 75 (cold months) Garbage disposal 400 2 Heater, portable 1500 1.5 * hrs of use Hair Dryer 1250 3 Humidifier 80 20 Iron (hand) 1100 12 Lighting 1600-4000 75-150 (varies widely) home total Microwave 1450 16 Oscillating fan 88 26 Radio 70 9 Radio-Stereo 110 13 Range 12000 100-150 Refrigerator, standard 265 100-120 (12'-16') Refrigerator, 475 150-230 frost-free (16') Refrigerator, 540 225-275 frost-free (20') Sewing Machine 75 1 Spa/Hot tub varies 190-300 Television 50-100 6-12 (B & W 4 hrs/day) Television 250 30-40 (Color 4 hrs/day) Toaster 1100 4 VCR 25 3 Vacuum Cleaner 700 3 Washing machine 600 8 (automatic) Water heater (standard) 2500 400 (varies w/family size) Water heater (quick recovery) 4500 500 (Varies w/family size) Waterbed heater (varies) 300 100 Water pump 750-1000 40 (varies w/depth) Window fan 200 60 kWh TOTAL kWhr Cost first Cents remander Cents kWhr Fuel Cost Cents Monthly Fee Dollars City Fee Dollars Total COST

The average monthly kilowatt-hour consumption figures on this chart are based on normal use. Your electrical consumption may be higher or lower, depending on how you and other people in your home use the various appliances.