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Electric Conservation

Many customers don’t realize how fast their everyday appliances can add to the cost of their monthly utility bill. This Appliance Electricity Usage chart will show you just how much these luxuries can add to your bill.

Other factors that may cause high electricity bills can include poor insulation, broken thermostats on water heaters, and poor ventilation. PUD 1 offers free home energy audits. To schedule a free energy audit, or for additional information, contact PUD 1’s Energy Services Representative at (360) 877-5249.

The Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason & Thurston Counties has a weatherization program for qualifying low-income customers who need an energy inspection and improvements made, such as insulation, incidental repairs, air sealing, etc. To see if you qualify, read their brochure.

Appliance Electricity Usage


Major Appliances
Average
Watts
Hours
Operated
kWh’s
/month
Cost
/Month
Water Heater 4500 111 500 $37.50
Hot Tub 6000 80 480 $36.00
Clothes Washer 600 12 7 $ 0.53
Refrigerator 850 180 153 $ 11.48
Dishwasher 1200 30 36 $ 3.15
Portable Heater 1500 360 540 $ 40.50
Range 8000 20 160 $ 12.00
Freezer 1000 200 200 $ 15.00
Clothes Dryer 4350 20 87 $ 7.20
Color Television 180 180 22.5 $ 1.69
Microwave 1500 10 15 $ 1.13

Miscellaneous Appliances
Average
Watts
Hours
Operated
kWh’s
/month
Cost
/Month
Air Conditioner 1100 270 297 $ 22.28
Electric Blanket 200 120 24 $ 1.80
Clock 3 720 2 $ 0.15
Computer/Power/Printer/Fax 600 90 54 $ 4.05
Coffee Maker 1500 15 22.5 $ 1.69
Curling Iron 18 8 0.14 $ 0.01
Dehumidifier 260 200 52 $ 3.90
Designed Septic System 360 420 151.2 $ 11.34
Exhaust Fan Kitchen/Bath 250 35 9 $ 0.68
Fryer (Deep Fat) 1500 4 6 $ 0.45
Furnace Blower 600 180 108 $ 8.10
Hair Dryer 1600 8 12.8 $ 0.96
Light-Incandescent 60watt 60 240 14.4 $ 1.08
Light-CFL 20 Watt 20 240 4.8 $ 0.36
Pellet Stove 250 720 180 $ 17.82
Security Light 250 300 75 $ 5.63
Radio/CD Player 150 60 9 $ 0.68
Sewing Machine 100 10 1 $ 0.08
Surround Sound System 500 180 90 $ 6.75
Toaster 1130 4 4.52 $ 0.34
Toaster Oven 1350 5 6.75 $ 0.51
Vacuum Cleaner 700 10 7 $ 0.53
Water Bed 400 420 168 $ 12.60
Well Pump 950 80 80 $ 6.00
VCR 950 16 15 $ 1.13