Appliance Audit Form

    Instructions

    1. Check off all appliances you use in your home.
    2. Compare your own estimated kwh use for each appliance with an average given and adjust up or down.
    3. Multiply 'your average kwh use' by 'your average cost per kwh'. This will give you the estimated monthly cost to run each appliance.

    To figure the average cost per KWH, click here.


    Appliance and Typical Power Frequency of Use Average Monthly
    KWH Use
      Family A
    No. of Units
      Monthly KWH Use
    air conditioning window unit
    9000 Btu/hr
    8 hours per day x =
    baby food warmer
    165 watts
    3 times per day x =
    blanket*
    150 watts
    every night x =
    blender
    385 watts
    6 times per week x =
    broiler (portable)
    1140 watts
    twice a week x =
    can opener
    100 watts
    3 uses per day x =
    carving knife
    95 watts
    twice a week x =
    clock
    2.5 watts
    every day x =
    clothes dryer
    4900 watts
    6 loads per week x =
    clothes washer (automatic)
    512 watts
    6 loads per week x =
    coffee maker
    600 watts
    once a day x =
    corm popper
    575 watts
    2 uses per week x =
    curling iron
    40 watts
    once a day x =
    deep fat fryer*
    1200 watts
    3 times a month x =
    dehumidifier
    257 watts
    every day x =
    dishwasher
    1200 watts
    25 loads per month x =
    disposer
    445 watts
    every day x =
    electric air cleaner
    50 watts
    every day x =
    electric heat*** per room x =
    egg cooker
    550 watts
    5 times per week x =
    fans:            
    window
    200 watts
    2 hours every day x =
    furnace or central air 7 hours every day x =
    floor polisher
    305 watts
    4 hours x =
    fondue/chafing dish*
    800 watts
    once a month x =
    freezer (15 cu. ft.)            
    manual defrost
    341 watts
    every day x =
    frost-free
    440 watts
    every day x =
    fry pan*
    1200 watts
    15 uses x =
    garage door opener (1/3 hp) 4 times per day x =
    griddle*
    1200 watts
    twice a week x =
    hair dryers            
    soft bonnet
    400 watts
    twice a week x =
    hard bonnet
    900 watts
    twice a week x =
    hand held 600
    watts
    5 times per week x =
    hair setter/curler
    350 watts
    3 times per week x =
    heating pad*
    60 watts
    5 times per month x =
    humidifier
    177 watts
    every day x =
    ice cream freezer
    130 watts
    once per month x =
    ice crusher
    100 watts
    twice a week x =
    iron*
    1100 watts
    2 hours per week x =
    juicer
    90 watts
    once a day x =
    knife sharpener
    40 watts
    once a week x =
    lighting per room x =
    make-up mirror
    20 watts
    once a day x =
    microwave oven
    1450 watts
    20 minutes per day x =
    mixer            
    hand
    80 watts
    3 times per week x =
    stand
    150 watts
    twice a week x =
    radio
    25 watts
    2 hours every day x =
    range
    12200 watts
    for family of 3 x =
    self-cleaning process* twice a month x =
    roaster*
    1425 watts
    once a month x =
    refrigerator (12 cu. ft.)            
    manual defrost
    241 watts
    every day x =
    frost-free
    321 watts
    every day x =
    refrigerator/freezer (14 cu. ft.)            
    manual defrost
    326 watts
    every day x =
    frost-free
    615 watts
    every day x =
    sewing machine
    75 watts
    4 hours per week x =
    shaver
    15 watts
    once a day x =
    shaving cream dispenser
    60 watts
    every day x =
    slow cooker
    200 watts
    twice a month x =
    stereo/hi-fi
    109 watts
    2 hours per day x =
    sun lamp
    290 watts
    10 minutes every day x =
    television            
    b&w tube-type
    160 watts
    6 hours every day x =
    b&w solid state
    55 watts
    6 hours every day x =
    color tube-type
    300 watts
    6 hours every day x =
    color solid state
    200 watts
    6 hours every day x =
    toaster
    1400 watts
    twice a day x =
    toothbrush
    1.1 watts
    every day x =
    trash compactor
    400 watts
    1/2 hour every day x =
    vacuum cleaner
    650 watts
    10 minutes every day x =
    waffle iron*
    1200 watts
    once a week x =
    warming tray
    140 watts
    twice per month x =
    water heater            
    general use 350 gallon per person
    for a family of 4
    x =
    for clothes washer 6 loads per week x =
    water pump
    100 watts
    1/2 hour every day x =
    workshop/hobby equipment   x =
                 
    GRAND TOTAL KWH         **
                 
    CALCULATING THE MONTHLY BILL   Grand Total Kwh   Cost Per Kwh   Monthly Bill
        x =