Approximate average monthly kilowatt-hour (kWh) usage:
|Electric Heat||1, 000**|
|AC Cooling||1, 350***|
|Water Bed Heater||140|
|Clothes Dryer (4 Loads/wk)||90|
**Based on a 1, 500 sq. foot home. Homes differ in usage according to size, climate, construction, insulation and family living habits.
***Based on a 3-ton unit running 10 hours a day for 30 days.
Electric power is measured in watts. All electrical appliances and light bulbs are sized, or rated, in watts. The term kilowatts mean 1, 000 watts. A kilowatt-hour is 1, 000 watts of power used for one hour. One kilowatt-hour will run a 100-watt light bulb for 10 hours.
Heating and cooling a home can be costly. Below are some tips to consider: