Typical running costs for household appliances

Household appliancesThe amount of power an appliance uses is determined by its wattage. 1000 watts equal a kilowatt. When you run a 1000 watt appliance for one hour, you use one unit (kilowatt hour) of electricity. One unit of electricity will run a 2000 watt space heater for 30 minutes or a 100 watt bulb for 10 hours. The following table sets out approximate running costs based on an average Energy Retailer tariff as at 1 April 2015. All prices include GST.

Electricity used by hot water cylinders will vary according to the size of the cylinder, amount of hot water used, the thermostat setting, the temperature of the incoming water temperature, and the insulation of the cylinder.

Household 24hr Use: 32.00 cents kW/hr
Night Rate: 15.51 cents kW/hr
Standard Controlled: 21.00 cents kW/hr
Prompt payment discount 10%
 
Kitchen
Jug 1 litre 4 cents
Toaster 2 slices for 0.9 cents
Crockpot 1 hour on low for 3.5 cents
Cake Mixer 1 hour's use for 7.2 cents
Rangehood 1 hour's use for 4.8 cents
Extractor Fan 1 hour's use for 4.8 cents
Oven on Standard Bake 1 chicken for 38.4 cents
1 batch of scones for 29 cents
1 casserole 42 cents
Oven on Fan Bake 3 trays of scones for 32 cents
1 complete meal (meat loaf, baked potatoes and apple crumble) for 44.5 cents
Microwave Oven 1 chicken for 28.8 cents
1 casserole 14.8 cents
Mini Oven 1 casserole 25.9 cents
1 batch of scones for 8.2 cents
Electric Frypan 1 roast and vegetables 33 cents
1 batch of scones for 8.2 cents
Toasted Sandwich Maker 2 toasted sandwiches 1.9 cents
Coffee Maker 1 10 c demi tasse 4.2 cents
Dehydrator 8 hour's use for 112 cents
Breadmaker (550w) 1 loaf for 8.6 cents
 
Laundry
Washing Machine (cold rinse) 1 cold wash for 5.6 cents
1 hot/cold wash for 126.2 cents
1 warm/cold wash for 45.8 cents
Drier 1 hour for 64 cents
Iron 1 hour's use for 19.2 cents
 
Lights
100 Watt 5 hour's use for 16 cents
60 Watt 5 hour's use for 9.6 cents
Compact Fluorescent (100 Watt Equiv.) 5 hour's use for 4.8 cents
1200mm Fluorescent 5 hour's use for 9.6 cents
 
Living Room
Television Set 5 hour's use for 24 cents
Video 2 hour's use for 5.1 cents
Radio 5 hour's use for 4.8 cents
Stereo System 5 hour's use for 12.8 cents
 
Sundry Appliances
Pool Filter Pump (1 kW) 2 hour's use for 64 cents
Single Electric Blanket 1 winter week for 25.2 cents
Double Water Bed 1 winter week for 10.75 dollars
Bathroom Extractor Fan 1 hour's use for 1.3 cents
Ceiling Fan 5 hour's use for 12 cents
Duhumidifier (350w) 1 hour's use for 11.2 cents
Vacuum Cleaner 1 hour's use for 32 cents
 
Refrigeration
Frost free fridge freezer 380 ltr 1 day for 99.9 cents
Cyclic Fridge freezer 380 ltr 1 day for 80 cents
Chest freezer 160 ltr 1 day for 32 cents
Single door freezer 160 ltr 1 day for 41.6 cents
Chest freezer 500 ltr 1 day for 57.6 cents
 
Heating
Night Store 3.4 kW 1 day for 4.22 dollars
Heater 2.4 kW 1 hour's use for 76.8 cents
Heater 1 kW 1 hour's use for 32 cents
Towel Rail 1 day for 69.1 cents
 
Study / Work Room
Home Computer 1 hour's use for 3 cents
Computer Printer 1 hour's use for 2.1 cents
Sewing Machine 1 hour's use for 2.7 cents
Overlocker 1 hour's use for 3.2 cents
 
Water Heating
Electricity used by hot water cylinders will vary according to the size of the cylinder, amount of hot water used, the thermostat setting, the temperature of the incoming water temperature, and the insulation of the cylinder.
Typical Family 1 day 2.28 dollars
Bath 1 bath for 100.5 cents
Shower (mains pressure) 7 min. shower for 77.7 cents
Shower (mains pressure - energy efficient shower head) 7 min. shower for 17.2 cents
Shower (low pressure) 7 min. shower for 16.6 cents
Shower (low pressure - energy efficient shower head) 7 min. shower for 9.6 cents
Dishes 1 sink full for around 12 cents
Dishwasher 1 load for around 45.4 cents
 
Aerated Sewerage System
Average daily running cost 1 day 96 cents
 
Spa Pools
The cost of running spa pools will vary according to pool size, thermostat setting, insulation, the size of the heating element, usage, and electricity tariff. Please feel free to discuss your individual requirements with one of our staff.
 

 


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