Electric Usage In Your North Salem NY Home | North Salem NY Real Estate

Pie chart showing how energy is used in an averge home with four family members.

There Are Many Ways You Depend On Electricity

As your electric supplier, we’ve developed this brochure to help you determine your electric usage. We hope this will help you use your electricity as efficiently as possible.

This graph shows how energy is used in an average home with four family members. Your use may vary depending on your lifestyle, the size of your family and the size, age and efficiency of your appliances. The amount used also varies with the weather and the amount of insulation in your home’s walls and ceiling.
Appliances that are manufactured today are typically much more efficient. As appliances age, their efficiency decreases. Knowing the age and life expectancy of your electric appliances can help you understand your electrical use.

Average Life Expectancy In Years
Air Conditioner 18
 
Clothes Washer 8-10
 
Clothes Dryer 14
 
Dishwasher 11
 
Electric Range 12
 
Electric Water Heater 10-12
 
Freezer 15-20
 
Heat Pump 16
 
Refrigerator 15
 
Television 11-12
 

 

Replacement
If your appliances are at or nearing the end of their expected life, you may plan ahead. When replacing old appliances pay particular attention to energy efficiency. In most cases, the energy-efficient choice will save you money.

Look for the energyguide labelEnergy Guide Label
To promote conservation, the Federal Government requires manufacturers of large appliances to display energy information. The ENERGYGUIDE is designed to assist you in deciding what appliance would be less expensive to operate over the lifetime of the appliance.

 

Note: These figures are based on an electric price of 8.14¢ per kWh

 

Household Cost/Period
Auto engine heater (500 watt) 4.7¢ / hour
 
Aquarium 30 gallon $4.17 / month
 
Clock 18¢ / month
 
Curling Iron 1.5¢ / hour
 
Battery Charger (car) 5.1¢ / hour
 
Bug Zapper $7.57 / month
 
Computer w/Monitor, Printer 88.2¢ / week
 
Electric Blanket (125 watt) 9.2¢ / 8 hours
 
Garage Door Opener 2.8¢ / month
 
Hair Dryer (hand held) 11.3¢ / hour
 
Heat Lamp 2.4¢ / hour
 
Jacuzzi (maintain temperature) $1.20 / day
 
Lighting (incandescent) 75 watt 7.0¢ / 10 hours
 
Lighting (compact fluorescent) 18 watt 1.6¢ / 10 hours
 
Lighting (fluorescent) 4’40 watt 3.8¢ / 10 hours
 
Lighting (outdoor flood) 125 watt 11.6¢ / 10 hours
 
Motor (1 HP) 9.20¢ / hour
 
Power Tools (circular saw) 16.7¢ / hour
 
Radio 12.5¢ / 10 hours
 
Satellite Dish (incl. receiver) $6.09 / month
 
Stereo 18.9¢ / 10 hours
 
Television (color, solid state) 26.0¢ / 10 hours
 
DVD/VCR 2.6¢ / hour
 
Waterbed Heater (300 watt) $10.00 / month
 

 

 

Laundry Cost/Period
Clothes Dryer 47¢ / load
 
Clothes Washer (cold/cold) 2.8¢ / load
 
Clothes Washer (warm/cold) 12.8¢ / load
 
Clothes Washer (hot/warm) 34.2¢ / load
 
Iron 9.2¢ / hour
 

 

 

Space Conditioning Space/Period
Air Conditioner (12,000 BTU, window) 8 SEER $28.25 / month
 
Air Conditioner (36,000 BTU, central) 13 SEER $51.25 / month
 
AC Dehumidifier (20 pints, summer) $14.99 / month
 
Heater (portable) 1500 watt 14.0¢ / hour
 
Heating System (blower) $8.32 / month
 
Heat tape (30 ft., 6 watts per foot) $11.93 / month
 
Humidifier (winter) $2.66 / month
 
Fan (attic) $2.64 / month
 
Fan (ceiling, lights off) 9.2¢ / 10 hours
 

 

 

Kitchen Cost/Period
Bread Machine 7.2¢ / loaf
 
Coffee Maker (auto drip) 2.6¢ / brew
 
Convection Oven 9.2¢ / hour
 
Dishwasher 22.8¢ / load
 
Freezer (man. defrost, 15 cu. ft.) 1975 $5.55 / month
 
Freezer (man. defrost, 15 cu. ft.) 2003 $2.75 / month
 
Fry Pan 10.0¢ / hour
 
Microwave Oven 14.3¢ / hour
 
Range (oven) 12.8¢ / hours
 
Range (self cleaning cycle) 57¢ / cleaning
 
Refrigerator (frost-free, 21.5 cu. ft.) 1975 $13.86 / month
 
Refrigerator (frost-free, 21.5 cu. ft.) 2006 $3.55 / month
 

 

Operating cost per hour can be estimated if you know:

  1. Wattage of the appliance
  2. Cost of electricity (cost per KWh)

 

To estimate the number of kWh (units of electricity used in one hour) first determine:

  1. The wattage of the appliance from its nameplate
  2. Apply the following formula:

 

Wattage x 1 (hour) = kWh   (units of electricity used per hour)
   1000

To figure operating cost per hour: kWh (units used) x Cost/KWh=Cost/hour

To determine average cost per kWh from your electric bill:

 

EXAMPLE:
(bill) $69.38    =  $.0925 per KWh
(KWh) 750

  Cost per KWh 9.25¢

EXAMPLE: 1500 WATT HEATER
Electricity used per hour

1500 x 1(hour) = 1.5 Kwh
1000

 Cost per hour of operation:
1.5 KWh x 9.25¢ per KWh = 13.88 (cents per hour)

 

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