August 24, 2017

Do you know what your appliances cost you?

Kittenomics #29

Springfield Illinois’s City Water, Light & Power runs energy audits on the efficiency of average appliances. In Virginia, Dominion Power currently charges approximately $0.11075/kWh. Using that, some more expensive findings are:

Appliance  kWh per Monthly Cost
Water Heater 400 month $44.30
Deep Freezer 183 month $20.27
Refrigerator 82 month $9.08
Computer
(sleep mode)
0.09
0.02
hour $3.45
Dryer 2.7 load $2.39
Dishwasher 1 load $1.66
Oven (bake) 3.2 hour $1.42
Light Bulb 0.1 4 hrs $1.00
Range Burner (large) 2.4 hour $0.80
Range Burner (small) 1.2 hour $0.40
Washing Machine 0.25 load $0.22
Microwave 0.75 hour $0.08

Numbers last updated April 20, 2013

This kitten line drys her clothes and takes cold showers. Way to go, kitten!


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Megan Russell+ is the Chief Operating Officer for Marotta Wealth Management. She studied Cognitive Science at the University of Virginia and now specializes in explaining the complexities of economics and finance. Megan loves formal logic, creative writing, and kittens.

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