EGEE 102
Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection

Appliance Energy Consumption

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Most homes have a variety of appliances with a wide range of operating costs. Typical costs of operation of basic household appliances are shown in the graph below.

Chart of typical energy costs for various appliances. A spa has the biggest cost of almost $200 per year and an electric blanket and home computer have the least at under $20 per year.
Typical energy costs for various appliances

Household appliances, cooking, and lighting consume 33% of the energy at home as shown in the pie chart below. Water heating (not included in the appliances) is the second largest energy expense after home heating and cooling. It typically accounts for about 14% of the utility bill.

Typical Residential Energy Use
Appliance Consumption Percentage
Heating and cooling 44%
Lighting, cooking, and other appliances 33%
Water Heating 14%
Refrigerator 9%