Electrical Appliances (28)
A vacuum cleaner is a household cleaning appliance which uses an air pump to suck up dirt, dust and debris from surfaces. There are many different models, designs and sizes for vacuum cleaners, ranging from small and portable to large industrial models.
A water heater heats up water in your home to provide you with hot water for your daily needs. Electric water heaters are typically running for 3 hours a day to heat water, newer more efficient models may run for only half the time during each day. A typical water heater will use around 4000 watts.
A central air conditioner is used in a home to provide cooling by circulating cool air through ducts from an air conditioner unit typically situated outside the house. The energy use of a central air conditioner highly depends on the climate of the region, a central air conditioner will run 3 to 7 months of the year depending on the outside temperature.
An iron or a flatiron is a small household appliance used for removing wrinkles and creases out of clothes and fabrics, the base metal is heated and pressed against a fabric to straighten it. Modern clothing irons may also come with a special water reservoir which is heated to provide steam during ironing. An iron will use 800 to 2000 watts, with an average iron using 1100 watts when heated on high.
A clothes dryer is a common household appliance to dry clothes or other fabrics after they have been washed using a washing machine. Clothes dryers use quite a bit energy because they need to spin and produce heat.
A clothes washer or a washing machine is a common home appliance that most people use to clean their clothes and fabrics. Around 80-90% of the energy used by a washing machine is used to heat water, unless the washing machine is connected specifically to a hot water connection.
An electric stove top burner typically sits on top of the oven with 4 heating elements, normally two small and two large, and is used for heating or cooking food. The energy use of a stove top varies, smaller units will use 1000 watts while a larger heating element will go up to 3000 watts.
A standalone freezer is a box powered by electricity used to freeze food similar to a refrigerator freezer, standalone freezers typically provide more space than fridge freezers. Older freezers will use over 100% more energy than newer Energy Star rated models, a modern freezer will use between 100 and 400 watts of power, depending on the size of the Freezer, with 200 watts on average.
A microwave oven is a common kitchen appliance used for heating or cooking food by utilizing electromagnetic radiation. Compact microwaves use between 500 and 800 watts during heating, while a regular sized microwave will use 850 to 1800 watts depending on the model. An average modern microwave will use around 1200 watts.
A toaster is found in most kitchens and is a popular home appliance for toasting bread or heating up certain pre-baked toaster pastries. The bread toaster uses from 800 to 1500 watts of energy when in use, an average toaster will use around 1200 watts.