Here's a helpful list of what it costs to run various household appliances in different parts of your home.
The 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 plug in heater for 30 minutes or a 100 watt bulb for 10 hours.
The following sets out approximate running costs based on an average energy retailer tariff as at April, 2022. All prices include GST.
Approximate net running costs
Household 24 hour use - 35 cents kW/h
Standard controlled - 25 cents kW/h
|Heat Pump (4.5kW output)*||1 year for $297 (3hrs/day, 6 months/year)|
|Plug-in Fan Heater (2.4kW)||1 year for $462|
|Five Fin Oil Column Heater||1 year for $192|
|Dehumidifier||Overnight for 98 cents|
|Electric Blanket||1 week for 98 cents (4hrs/day)|
* The cost of a heatpump will vary depending on the temperature set, how big it is and the time it is used for.
Electricity used by hot water cylinders will vary depending on the cylinder size, amount of hot water used, thermostat setting, temperature of the incoming water and if there is any cylinder insulation. Baths use more hot water than showers so will cost more.
|Electric Cylinder (180L)||1 year for $821 (heating for 3hrs/day)|
|Heat Pump Cylinder||1 year for $411 (heating for 3hrs/day)|
|Refrigerator||1 year for $153|
|Chest Freezer (300L)||1 year for $153|
|Jug||1 litre for 4 cents|
|Coffee Machine||1 cup for 4 cents|
|Toaster||2 slices for 1 cent|
|Slow Cooker||1 hour on low for 8 cents|
|Rangehood and extractor fan||1 hours use for 7 cents|
|Oven||1 hours use for 70 cents|
|Microwave||10 minutes use for 7 cents|
|Stovetop- (2 elements)||1 hours use for 84 cents|
|Airfryer||10 minutes use for 13 cents|
|Electric Frypan||10 minutes use for 14 cents|
|Sandwich Press||5 minutes use for 6 cents|
|Food Processor||5 minutes use for 2 cents|
|Cake Mixer||10 minutes use for 3 cents|
|Dishwasher||1 hours use for 63 cents|
|Washing machine||1 cold wash for 18 cents|
|1 hot wash for 70 cents|
|Dryer||1 hour for 53 cents|
|Iron||10 minutes use for 7 cents|
|Heated Towel Rail||1 days use for 60 cents|
|Hair Dryer||10 minutes use for 9 cents|
|Incandescent 100 watt bulb||1 year (6hrs/day) for $76|
|LED 100 watt equivalent bulb||1 year (6hrs/day) for $7|
|Television (LED)||1 hours use for 28 cents|
|1 day on standby for 3 cents|
|TV Decoder||1 day for 21 cents|
|Gaming Console||1 hours use for 5 cents|
|1 day on standby for 13 cents|
|Ceiling Fan||1 days use for 25 cents|
|Vacuum Cleaner||30 minutes use for 18 cents|
|Desktop Computer||1 work day for 56 cents|
|Laptop Computer||1 work day for 17 cents|
|Phone Charger||Overnight for 3 cents|
|Digital Alarm Clock||1 year for $24.50|
|Pool filter pump||1 year for $2,044|
|Water Pump||1 year for $56.20 (2hrs/day)|
|Aerated Sewerage System||1 year for $245|
The cost of running spa pools will vary according to pool size, thermostat setting, insulation, heating element size, usage and electricity tariff. Please feel free to discuss your individual requirements with one of our staff.
If you need any further help or advice on the costs of running appliances, we're happy to help. Just contact us.
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