In this section, you'll find information on how much electricity appliances use and tips and tools to help you use electricity more wisely. This will help you learn how to conserve energy and save on your power bills.
There are only three pieces of information required to calculate the cost of running
almost any electrical device:
- Power - measured in kilowatts (kW) 1 kW = 1000 W
- Time – measured in hours (h)
- Rate – measured in cents per kilowatt-hour (¢/kWh)
Use the calculator below to figure out how much it costs to operate a device:
See our Understanding Household Energy Use presentation for more information.