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Appliance Costs Costs: costs quoted are based on an average of .15 per kWhr and .85 per therm and are rounded to the nearest cent. 0.02 .150 kWhr 60 min Video game 0.04 .265 kWhr 60 min TV - color large screen 31"-70" 0.008 .055 kWhr 3 min Toaster 0.001 .005 kWhr 60 min Shaver - electric (rechargeable) 0.09 .600 kWhr 10 hrs Security alarm system (home) 0.05 .350 kWhr 60 min Food processor 0.01 .100 kWhr 60 min Fan - oscillating $13-17 15 to 20 therms 1 mo/720hrs Natural Gas Water Heater $45-90 300-600 kWhr 1mo/720hrs Electric Water Heater 0.03 .200 kWhr 60 min Computer (personal) 0.03 .174 kWhr 10 min Coffee maker (drip brewing) 0.18 1.200 kWhr 60 min Blow dryer Cost Consumption Time Appliance
Energy Vampires Consumer Electronics
Be aware of “energy vampires”
Vampire energy is a type of energy used by things that consume electricity twenty-four hours a day, even when you think you have turned them off!
TVs, VCRs, DVD players, computers/printers, stereos, microwaves, coffee machines, washers/dryers, rechargeable power tools, etc. are the everyday secret users of vampire energy.
A TV with a remote could use more energy during the 20 hours it is turned off waiting for you to turn it on than it does while you are watching it for 4 hours in the evening.
Vampire energy amounts to about 5% of energy consumed in the United States and usually costs consumers more than $3 billion each year.
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