What Costs The Most On Your Electric Bill?

High Electricity Bills?

These Appliances Cost the Most Money to Run

ApplianceTypical Consumption Per HourCost Per Hour (at 10 cents per kilowatt-hour)
Central air conditioner/heat pump15,000 watts$1.50
Clothes dryer/water heater4,000 watts40 cents
Water pump3,000 watts30 cents
Space heater1,500 watts15 cents

5 more rows 27 Mar 2012

What uses the most electricity in the house?

Here’s what uses the most energy in your home:

  • Cooling and heating: 47% of energy use.
  • Water heater: 14% of energy use.
  • Washer and dryer: 13% of energy use.
  • Lighting: 12% of energy use.
  • Refrigerator: 4% of energy use.
  • Electric oven: 3-4% of energy use.
  • TV, DVD, cable box: 3% of energy use.
  • Dishwasher: 2% of energy use.

14 Nov 2016

Why is my electricity bill so high?

Many homeowners have high electricity bills because of the appliances that are plugged into their outlets, even if they aren’t using them frequently. While appliances on standby don’t use as much electricity as when they’re in use, it can still add up, and it contributes to an overall higher electricity bill.15 Jan 2019

How can I save money on my electric bill?

Here are 10 ways to Lower Your Electric Bill

  1. Use a programmable thermostat.
  2. Extra-insulate your home.
  3. Wear comfortable clothing.
  4. Replace your air filter.
  5. Lower the temperature on the water heater.
  6. Balance Electricity use by using appliances strategically.
  7. Save Electricity by Washing clothes in cold water.

19 Oct 2018

Why is my electric bill so high in the summer?

Keeping Your House Cool in the Summer

Poor insulation can break down over time and is prone to airflow, which keeps your AC running longer and your summer electric bill higher. Foam insulation creates an air barrier that will keep your home nice and cool in the summer and warm in the winter.17 Jun 2019