Appliances use varying degrees of energy but have you ever wondered how much power each of your appliances use? Or how much it is costing you to run each of these appliances per year?

We have taken the time to work out the figures, so you don’t have too.

Appliance

Av. Wattage

Average use per day / hours

kWh/ year

Cost

Kettle

2000 W

16 minutes

194.67 kWh

$60.00

Oven

2400 W

2 hours

1752 kWh

$539.97

Electric Heater

1500 W

4 hours

2190 kWh

$674.96

Television

138 W

4 hours

201.48 kWh

$62.10

Split system

10000 W

3 hours

10950 kWh

$3374.79

Microwave

1000 W

20 minutes

120.45 kWh

$37.12

Central AC

3500 W

3 hours

3832.50 kWh

$1181.18

Washing machine

500 W

2 hours

365 kWh

$112.49

Clothes Dryer

3000 W

2 hours

2190 kWh

$674.96

Hairdryer

1500 W

30 minutes

273.75 kWh

$84.37

Light bulb

100 W

12 hours

438 kWh

$134.99

Phone charger

6 W

1 hour

2.019 kWh

$0.67

Fridge

200 W

24 hours

1752.00 kWh

$539.97

Vacuum

1400 W

1 hour

511 kWh

$157.49

Dishwasher

1800 W

2 hours

1314 kWh

$404.97

This results in a total spending of $8,040.03 a year * on energy.  

Usage timings

When you have a solar panel system you have the luxury of being able to time when to use certain appliances. When possible try to use the high voltage appliances during the day when the power can come directly from your solar system. You can do this by using a smart plug or the timer settings on the appliance.

Solar Batteries

Energy prices are increasing and having a solar panel system can offset some of this cost. However, homeowners are still finding that they are paying considerably more for energy than they are getting back from their suppliers for feeding in their excess energy during the day. A solar battery lets you store that excess energy so that you can use it when you need it most.

*These figures are based on the same usage per day for 365 days, with a flat rate of 0.30 c/kwh (Figure from a standard rate in Victoria by Origin Energy /united energy 30.82c/kwh.