Usage and Safety 
household care

 Household Care


Wattage

Estimated
Monthly Hours

Energy Use
kwh/month

Cost/Month
@ 11 cents/kwh

 Laundry

 

 

 

 

 Washing Machine (water heating not included) 25 loads

 600

20

12

$1.32

 Electric Clothes Dryer (heating plus 1/4 hp motor) 25 loads

 5,500

 40

 220

$24.20*

 Steam Iron

 1,100

 18

 20

 $2.20

 Kitchen

 

 

 

 

 Dishwasher, using heat dryer

 1,200

 30

 36

$3.96 

 Dishwasher, using air dry

 900

 30

 27

$2.97 

 Dishwasher (electricity to heat water)

 1,300

 30

 39

$4.29 

 Garbage Disposal

 445

 1

 ~

 Trash Compactor

 400

 1

 ~

 Electric Wall Clock

 3

 720

 2

$ 0.22

 Miscellaneous

 

 

 

 

 Vacuum Cleaner – portable upright or canister

 800

 6

 5

 $0.55

 Vacuum Cleaner – central

 1,600

 6

 10

 $1.10

 Sewing Machine

 115

 10

 ~

 ~

 Lawn and Garden

 

 

 

 

 Weed Trimmer

 525

 5

 3

 $0.33

 Electric Lawn Mower

 3,000

10

 30

 $3.30

 Hedge Trimmer

 300

 2

 ~

 Bug Zapper

 40

 20

 ~

 Home Security

 

 

 

 

 Security/Fire Alarm System

 20

 720

 14

 $1.54

 Electric Fence

 10

 720

 7

 $0.77

 Garage Door Opener, 1/2 hp

 440

 3

 ~

 ~

 

KEY
* For clothes drying, assume 40-minute drying time per load on regular fabric setting.
~ Uses one or less than one kwh of electricity.