Appliance Calculator

How much does it really cost to use the appliances in your home? Here’s a quick way to get a feel for what your home’s appliances cost to operate. Try it out and see if you can solve the puzzling questions below. See if you are an Energy Pro!


  1. What costs more to operate, a color television or a refrigerator?
  2. What appliance has the highest wattage?
  3. What appliance has the lowest wattage?
  4. What type of fan has the lowest wattage?
  5. If the clothes washer and the refrigerator have about the same wattage, why does it cost so much more to operate the refrigerator?