DC Sustainable Energy Utility
Your Guide to Green

Electrical Usage Guide

Explore the interactive tool below to understand the energy that is consumed in your home by your electric appliances. Remember, this tool is a guide and individual household costs may vary.

  • The appliances listed are all electric appliances.
  • Hours in Use is based on a typical four-person household. Your hours may vary; adjust accordingly.
  • Annual kWh may vary considerably depending upon model, age, and use.
  • Annual Cost is based upon the District average of $0.126 per kilowatt hour (kWh).

denotes $100+ in annual electrical usage.

A/C Central

Annual
Cost

$141

125 hrs. per mo.
375 kWh per mo.
3 mos. per yr.
1,125 kWh per yr.

A/C Window

Annual
Cost

$31

90 hrs. per mo.
83 kWh per mo.
3 mos. per yr.
248 kWh per yr.

Clothes, Dryer, Electric

Annual
Cost

$113

20 hrs. per mo.
75 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
900 kWh per yr.

Clothes Dryer, Gas gas use not included

Annual
Cost

$14

23 hrs. per mo.
9 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
108 kWh per yr.

Clothes Washer water use not included

Annual
Cost

$14

30 hrs. per mo.
9 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
108 kWh per yr.

Coffee Maker Residential

Annual
Cost

$8

30 hrs. per mo.
5 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
60 kWh per yr.

Computer, Desktop with Monitor

Annual
Cost

$17

60 hrs. per mo.
11 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
132 kWh per yr.

Computer, Laptop

Annual
Cost

$4

60 hrs. per mo.
3 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
36 kWh per yr.

Dehumidifier

Annual
Cost

$150

250 hrs. per mo.
200 kWh per mo.
6 mos. per yr.
1,200 kWh per yr.

Dishwasher, Heat Dry

Annual
Cost

$20

16 hrs. per mo.
13 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
156 kWh per yr.

Dishwasher, Air Dry

Annual
Cost

$12

16 hrs. per mo.
8 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
96 kWh per yr.

DVD Player

Annual
Cost

$2

60 hrs. per mo.
1.5 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
18 kWh per yr.

Electric Heat, Baseboard 10 ft.

Annual
Cost

$188

240 hrs. per mo.
300 kWh per mo.
5 mos. per yr.
1,500 kWh per yr.

Electric Heat, Portable

Annual
Cost

$270

240 hrs. per mo.
360 kWh per mo.
6 mos. per yr.
2,160 kWh per yr.

Fan, Attic

Annual
Cost

$9

64 hrs. per mo.
24 kWh per mo.
3 mos. per yr.
72 kWh per yr.

Fan, Bath

Annual
Cost

$2

15 hrs. per mo.
1 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
12 kWh per yr.

Fan, Ceiling lights not included

Annual
Cost

$9

150 hrs. per mo.
12 kWh per mo.
6 mos. per yr.
72 kWh per yr.

Fan, Box

Annual
Cost

$4

71 hrs. per mo.
11 kWh per mo.
3 mos. per yr.
33 kWh per yr.

Freezer, Chest man. defrost, 18 CF, 20 yrs. old

Annual
Cost

$106

730 hrs. per mo.
70 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
845 kWh per yr.

Freezer, Chest man. defrost, 18 CF, 10 yrs. old

Annual
Cost

$73

730 hrs. per mo.
48 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
580 kWh per yr.

Freezer, Chest man. defrost, 17 CF, New

Annual
Cost

$59

730 hrs. per mo.
39 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
472 kWh per yr.

Freezer, Upright auto defrost, 17 CF, 20 yrs. old

Annual
Cost

$174

730 hrs. per mo.
116 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
1,389 kWh per yr.

Freezer, Upright auto defrost, 17 CF, 10 yrs. old

Annual
Cost

$124

730 hrs. per mo.
82 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
988 kWh per yr.

Freezer, Upright auto defrost, 17 CF, New

Annual
Cost

$93

730 hrs. per mo.
62 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
747 kWh per yr.

Freezer, Upright man. defrost, 17 CF, 20 yrs. old

Annual
Cost

$184

730 hrs. per mo.
116 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
1,389 kWh per yr.

Freezer, Upright man. defrost, 17 CF, 10 yrs. old

Annual
Cost

$133

730 hrs. per mo.
82 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
988 kWh per yr.

Freezer, Upright man. defrost, 17 CF, New

Annual
Cost

$93

730 hrs. per mo.
62 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
747 kWh per yr.

Boiler Hot Water Circulators

Annual
Cost

$36

178 hrs. per mo.
48 kWh per mo.
6 mos. per yr.
288 kWh per yr.

Furnace Fan Blower excluding fuel

Annual
Cost

$114

178 hrs. per mo.
152 kWh per mo.
6 mos. per yr.
912 kWh per yr.

Hot Tub, Indoor pump and heat

Annual
Cost

$294

70 hrs. per mo.
196 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
2,352 kWh per yr.

Hot Tub, Outdoor pump and heat

Annual
Cost

$447

128 hrs. per mo.
298 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
3,576 kWh per yr.

Lighting, Incandescent 100 watts

Annual
Cost

$14

90 hrs. per mo.
9 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
108 kWh per yr.

Lighting, CFL (25 watts)

Annual
Cost

$3

90 hrs. per mo.
2 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
24 kWh per yr.

Oven, Electric

Annual
Cost

$32

8 hrs. per mo.
21 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
252 kWh per yr.

Range Top, Electric Large Unit

Annual
Cost

$29

8 hrs. per mo.
19 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
228 kWh per yr.

Range Top, Electric Small Unit

Annual
Cost

$15

8 hrs. per mo.
10 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
120 kWh per yr.

Refrigerator 18 CF, 20 yrs. old

Annual
Cost

$149

730 hrs. per mo.
100 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
1,195 kWh per yr.

Refrigerator 18 CF, 10 yrs. old

Annual
Cost

$105

730 hrs. per mo.
70 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
840 kWh per yr.

Refrigerator 18 CF, New

Annual
Cost

$63

730 hrs. per mo.
42 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
506 kWh per yr.

Refrigerator 22 CF, 20 yrs. old

Annual
Cost

$161

730 hrs. per mo.
123 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
1,475 kWh per yr.

Refrigerator 22 CF, 10 yrs. old

Annual
Cost

$107

730 hrs. per mo.
71 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
857 kWh per yr.

Refrigerator 22 CF, New

Annual
Cost

$67

730 hrs. per mo.
45 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
537 kWh per yr.

Satellite Dish Cable Receiver

Annual
Cost

$32

730 hrs. per mo.
21 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
252 kWh per yr.

Sauna

Annual
Cost

$42

4 hrs. per mo.
28 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
336 kWh per yr.

Pool Filter Pump 1hp

Annual
Cost

$137

365 hrs. per mo.
274 kWh per mo.
4 mos. per yr.
1,096 kWh per yr.

Television 42 in.

Annual
Cost

$74

150 hrs. per mo.
49 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
588 kWh per yr.

Television 15-27 in.

Annual
Cost

$27

150 hrs. per mo.
18 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
216 kWh per yr.

Waterbed

Annual
Cost

$144

256 hrs. per mo.
96 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
1,152 kWh per yr.

Water Cooler & Heater

Annual
Cost

$92

730 hrs. per mo.
61 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
732 kWh per yr.

Hot Water Heater, Electric

Annual
Cost

$533

1085 gal. per mo.
386 kWh per mo.
12 mos. per yr.
4,632 kWh per yr.


Mark Your Calendar

DCSEU Small Business Workshop

May 01, 2017 - May 01, 2017
DCSEU Offices
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
80 M Street SE, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20003

The DCSEU, the Institute for Market Transformation, and Green Impact Campaign will present information on the energy efficiency and renewable energy services available to District-based businesses and the DCSEU will offer rebate application assistance following the presentations. For more information, contact Leigh Harrold at lharrold@dcseu.com or 202-479-2222 x4855.
DC Sustainable Energy Utility
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