Estimating Your Household Appliance Energy Use

How much money do you spend on your household bills? How much electricity are your appliances using?

Determining how much electricity your appliances and home electronics use can help you understand how much money you are spending to use them. Use this information from energy.gov to estimate how much electricity an appliance is using. Next, you can also figure how much the electricity costs so you can decide whether to invest in a more energy-efficient appliance. 

There are several ways to estimate how much electricity your appliances and home electronics use:

  • First, reviewing the Energy Guide label. The label provides an estimate of the average energy consumption and cost to operate the specific model of the appliance you are using. Note that all not all appliances or home electronics are required to have an Energy Guide.
  • Next, using an electricity usage monitor to get readings of how much electricity an appliance is using
  • Also, calculating annual energy consumption and costs using the formulas provided below
  • Finally, installing a whole house energy monitoring system.

Calculating Annual Electricity Consumption and Costs

Energy.gov’s appliance and electronic energy use calculator allows you to estimate your annual energy use and cost to operate specific products. The wattage values provided are samples only; actual wattage of products varies depending on product age and features. Enter a wattage value for your own product for the most accurate estimate.

Follow these steps for finding the annual energy consumption of a product, as well as the cost to operate it.

Household Appliance Repair and Replacement

It takes a lot to decide if it’s worth repairing or replacing an old or broken appliance. We can help you make that decision!

At Bell’s Appliance Service, we offer many appliance installation and repair services that you can trust. With stores in Greenville and Jacksonville, North Carolina, we offer excellent household appliance installation. If you need your refrigerator repaired or a new oven installed, we’re here to help! We’re a locally owned, family-operated business, and we specialize in appliance repair, installation, and maintenance services.

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