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Energy Usage Guide

Have you ever wondered how much electricity your household items use? View the Energy Usage Guide to see how your home's appliances, electronics and lighting compare.

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​Wattage​Hourly
Cost
​Typical
Monthly
Cost
Air Conditioner (central) - 3.0 ton, 10 SEER 3600 $0.44 $59.89
Air Conditioner (central) - 3.0 ton, 15 SEER 2400 $0.30 $39.89
Air Conditioner (room) - 10,000 BTU 917 $0.11 $6.06
Air Conditioner (room) - 5,000 BTU 455 $0.06 $3.01
Cable Modem 5.7 ~ $0.01 $0.50
Ceiling Fan w/o light 67 $0.01 $0.49
Ceiling Fan with three 60W Bulbs 247 $0.03 $1.82
Electric Blanket 400 $0.05 $11.81
Exercise Equipment - Treadmill 3 H.P. 2499 $0.31 $3.07
Freezer - Upright/Chest 17 cu. ft (circa 2010) 58 $0.01 $5.21
Hair Dryer 1538 $0.19 $0.93
Heating System - Hot Air 1/2 HP Motor 466 $0.06 $22.33
Holiday Lights - 100 Large Bulbs 350 $0.04 $15.50
Holiday Lights - 100 Mini LED 7 ~ $0.01 $0.32
Holiday Lights - 100 Small Bulbs 24 ~ $0.01 $1.06
Home Internet Router 5.7 ~ $0.01 $0.50
Home Security Systems 2.7 ~ $0.01 $0.24
Iron 1100 $0.14 $0.68
Lighting - 10.5 Watt LED 10.5 ~ $0.01 $0.12
Lighting - 100 Watt Incandescent 100 $0.01 $1.11
Lighting - 23 Watt CFL 23 ~ $0.01 $0.25
Lighting - 60 Watt Incandescent 60 $0.01 $0.66
Lighting - 72 Watt Halogen 72 $0.01 $0.80
Refrigerator-Freezer - 21 - 24 cu. ft.
Top Freezer (circa 1997)
124 $0.02 $11.02
Refrigerator-Freezer - 25 cu. ft.
Side by Side (circa 1990)
274 $0.03 $24.28
Refrigerator-Freezer - 25 cu. ft.
Side by Side ENERGY STAR
75 $0.01 $6.63
Swimming Pool Filter Pump 1231 $0.15 $47.24
Swimming Pool Sweep Pump 1200 $0.15 $1.18
Vacuum - Regular 12 Amp 1440 $0.18 $0.35
Water Heating
(Conventional Tank Water Heater, electric)
1192 $0.15 $30.94

~ approximate value

​Active
Mode
​Idle
Mode
​Standby
Mode
​Typical
Monthly
Cost
Air Purifier300.6$0.27
Blu-Ray Player10.551$0.15
CD Player9.98.65$0.46
Cell Phone Charger20.3$0.05
Coffee Maker9751.1$3.69
Computer Desktop271.80.8$0.37
Computer Laptop8.60.90.5$0.14
Cordless Phone31.581$0.09
Dehumidifier4591.9$15.18
DVD Player651$0.14
HD DVR Set - Top Box20177$2.82
Keurig Coffee Maker9001.11.1$0.46
Microwave Oven100025.83$1.12
Printer - Ink Jet50.60.5$0.11
Printer - Laser1310.60.5$3.13
Roku4.52$0.20
Sound Bar2103.70.6$0.31*
Television - LCD 35 inch580.3$1.09
Television - LED 45 inch450.3$0.85
Television - Plasma 45 inch900.3$1.68
Video Game System - Nintendo Wii U (2012)340.40.4$0.38
Video Game System - Nintendo Wii (2006)1610.52$0.62
Video Game System - PlayStation 3 (2006)1501531.1$10.79
Video Game System - PlayStation 4 (2013)1378.40.3$1.86
Video Game System - Xbox 360 (2007)119117.53.1$8.13
Video Game System - Xbox One (2013)11215.70.4$2.39

*if active 10 hours, 2 hours idle

WattageCost Per
Cycle
Typical
Monthly
Cost
Clothes Dryer - Electric 2750 $0.27 $6.23
Clothes Washer 776 $0.10 $2.36
Dishwasher (w/dry cycle) 837 $0.20 $3.60
Dishwasher (w/o dry cycle) 837 $0.16 $2.77

Sources: E Source, US Department of Energy, US Environmental Protection Agency, California Energy Commission, GE, State of Illinois Technical Reference Manual. This information is based on current annualized average monthly retail charges for ComEd electric delivery service and ComEd supply service at 12.30 cents per kilowatt-hour to residential customers in Illinois using rates applicable beginning with the June 2016 billing period. Actual savings may vary based on usage and rates. Wattages shown are averages. Specific factors such as equipment efficiency, hours of use, operating conditions, etc. can cause actual operating costs to vary. Many appliances “cycle” from a running to an idle mode affecting the amount of electricity they use.
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