Energy Usage Formula

Learn how to calculate your energy usage and watch an explainer video that walks you through the process.

Wondering How Much Energy Your Appliances Really Use?

Use this simple formula to calculate your appliance consumption.
Wattage * hours used per day * number of days used ÷ 1000

1500 watt space heater used 10 hours a day for a 30 day billing period.
1500 X 10 = 15,000 X 30 days = 450,000 ÷ 1000 = 450 kWh used.
450 kWh X $.112 = $50.40 per month

Don’t know the watts?
Volts X Amps = Watts
Ex. (120 V X 10 A = 1200 W)
You can usually find the wattage of most appliances stamped on the bottom or the back of the appliance or on its nameplate.

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