Interesting Fact # 1130 - Electric Appliances

This is the amount of electricity consumed by common small appliances:

HEATING

26,500 watts: Elec. furnace, 2000sf, cold climate

7,941 watts: Elec. furnace, 1000sf, warm climate

3,800 watts: Water heater (electric)

1,100 watts: Waterbed heater

150 watts: Electric blanket

COOLING

3,500 watts: Central Air Conditioner (2.5 tons)

1,440 watts: Window unit AC

100 watts: Floor or box fan (high speed)

75 watts: 48" ceiling fan (high speed)

24 watts: 42" ceiling fan (low speed)

MAJOR APPLIANCES

4,400 watts: Clothes dryer (electric)

2,000-5,000 kWh: Washing machine (per load)

4,400 watts: Electric oven

200-700 watts: Refrigerator (compressor)

57-160 watts: Refrigerator (average)

3,600 watts: Dishwasher (w/water heater)

1,200 watts: Dishwasher (no water heater)

LIGHTING

60 watts: 60-watt light bulb (incandescent)

18 watts: CFL light bulb (60-watt equivalent)

5 watts: Night light

0.5 watts: LED night light

COMPUTERS

150-500 watts: Desktop Computer & 17" CRT monitor

1-20 watts: Desktop Computer & Monitor (in sleep mode)

90 watts: 17" CRT monitor

40 watts: 17" LCD monitor

45 watts: Laptop computer

TVs/VIDEO GAMES

340 watts: 50-56" Plasma television

260 watts: 50-56" LCD television

170 watts: 50-56" DLP television

270 watts: 42" Plasma television

210 watts: 42" LCD television

125 watts: 32" LCD television

55-90 watts: 19" CRT television

165 watts: Xbox 360

70 watts: Xbox

30 watts: PS2

SMALL KITCHEN APPLIANCES

1,440 watts: Microwave oven or four-slot toaster

225 watts: Mixer

180 watts: Electric can opener

700 watts: Slow cooker

800 watts: Food processor / Blender

OTHER

60 watts: Stereo

600 watts: Vacuum cleaner

1,200 watts: Hair dryer

75 watts: Sewing machine

1,200 watts: Iron

4 watts: Clock radio

(It all adds up.)

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