Power Consumption Chart of Household Appliances in a Table

Updated On: February 22, 2021

Depending on the type of apparatus you own, the power consumption of your house will significantly vary. While some homes have more electrical equipment than others, we can figure out an estimation of average power consumption that will help you understand the concept better. In any case, the power consumption of average houses will differ according to your geological location. Like the average house power consumption in the U.S won’t necessarily match the average power consumption of the states in South East Asia. The richer the country is, the higher the life quality, the higher the power consumption. 

If you want a better understanding, it’s necessary to have a fundamental idea of the range of power usage of different equipment. It also stands to reason that not all your appliances require extra starting power. There are electrical devices in your house that will require additional power when it starts, and after a brief period, it will start running at a constant-power, known as the running power or the running watt. All devices that utilize electricity will require running watts, and only some of them will require starting watts.

Home Appliances Power Consumption Chart

The starting watts are basically the surge of power that is necessary to start the device. Devices that utilize motor engines are the ones that usually require starting power, and this is why you need to be wary of the fact when you want to buy a generator. Most generators have their power ratings written on the body.

At least most of the generators that are branded and from well-known brands will have their ratings labeled. There will be typically two types of power rating listed, one is the running watts output, and the other is starting power output. A generator needs to have enough starting power output capacity to even power some of the equipment that you may own. 

To understand the difference between appliances that require starting power and those that do not, take a look at this ARTICLE. It will also describe the starting power and running power extensively, what they mean and the types of devices that require the extra power to start. 

In any case, since there is a disparity in power consumption between different states, it helps to know what devices use what amount of power. You can usually categorize them according to their power requirement to help remember them later. It’s just to help keep a rough sketch in your mind, so you can make better decisions when you go out and buy things like a portable generator. It also helps to know about the power consumption of different categories of electric devices to assess which one of your appliances may be responsible for the high electric bill you might be getting. You might not know this, but a high electric bill is a common headache among many people.

Here are some of the categories of appliances and their typical power consumption. 

Home ApplianceMinMaxIdleAKA
100W light bulb (Incandescent)100W100W0W
22 Inch LED TV17W17W0.5W
25″ colour TV150W150WN/A
3″ belt sander1000W1000WN/A
32 Inch LED TV20W60W1W
42 Inch LED TV58W60W0.3W
46 Inch LED TV60W70W1W
49 Inch LED TV85W85W1W
60W light bulb (Incandescent)60W60W0W
65 Inch LED TV120W130W1W
82 Inch LED TV228W295W0.5W
9”-disc sander1200W1200WN/A
Air Cooler65W80WN/A
Air Fryer1500W1500WN/A
Air Purifier25W30WN/A
Amazon Echo3W3W2W
Amazon Echo Dot2W3WN/A
Amazon Echo Show2W4W0.1W
American-style Fridge Freezer40W80WN/AAmerican Fridge Freezer
Apple TV3W6W0.3W
AV Receiver450W450WN/A
Bathroom Towel Heater60W150WN/ATowel Rail
Ceiling Fan60W70W0W
Chromebook45W45WN/AChrome Book
Clock radio1W2WN/A
Clothes Dryer1000W4000WN/ATumble Dryer, Dryer
Coffee Maker800W1400WN/A
Computer Monitor25W30WN/A
Cooker Hood20W30W0W
Corded Drill600W850WN/AElectric Drill
Corded Electric Handheld Leaf Blower2500W2500WN/A
Cordless Drill Charger70W150WN/A
Curling Iron25W35W0W
DAB Mains Radio5W9WN/ARadio
Deep Freezer19W19WN/AChest Freezer
Desktop Computer100W450WN/A
Domestic Water Pump200W300W0WShower Water Pump
DVD Player26W60WN/A
Electric Blanket200W200WN/A
Electric Boiler4000W14000WN/A
Electric Doorbell Transformer2W2WN/A
Electric Heater Fan2000W3000WN/A
Electric Kettle1200W3000W0W
Electric Mower1500W1500WN/A
Electric Pressure Cooker1000W1000WN/APressure Cooker
Electric Shaver15W20WN/A
Electric stove2000W2000WN/A
Electric Tankless Water Heater6600W8800WN/A
Electric Thermal Radiator500W500WN/AThermal Radiator
Espresso Coffee Machine1300W1500WN/AEspresso Machine
EV Home Charger1600W3400WN/A
Evaporative Air Conditioner2600W2600WN/AEvaporative Cooler
Extractor Fan12W12WN/ABathroom Fan
Fluorescent Lamp28W45WN/AFluorescent Tube Light
Food Blender300W400WN/AMixer, Food Processor, Blender, Juice Blender, Juice Mixer
Food Dehydrator800W800WN/ATray Dehydrator
Fridge / Freezer150W400WN/A
Fryer1000W1000WN/ADeep Fat Fryer, Deep Fryer
Game Console120W200WN/A
Gaming PC300W600W1WGaming Computer
Garage Door Opener300W400WN/AElectric Garage Door
Guitar Amplifier20W30WN/A
Hair Blow Dryer1800W2500WN/ABlow Dryer, Hair Dryer, Hair Drier
Hand Wash Oversink Water Heater3000W3000WN/A
Heated Bathroom Mirror50W100WN/A
Heated Hair Rollers400W400WN/AHeated Rollers
Home Air Conditioner1000W4000WN/AAC, A/C
Home Internet Router5W15WN/ARouter
Home Phone3W5W2WDECT Telephone
Home Sound System95W95W1W
Hot Water Dispenser1200W1300WN/AInstant Hot Water Tap, Water Boiler
Hot Water Immersion Heater3000W3000WN/A
Induction Hob (per hob)1400W1800WN/AInduction Stove, Induction Cooking Stove, Electric Cooker
Inkjet Printer20W30WN/APrinter
Inverter Air conditioner1300W1800WN/A
Iron1000W1000WN/AElectric Iron
Kitchen Extractor Fan200W200WN/A
Laptop Computer50W100WN/ALaptop
Laser Printer600W800WN/A
LED Light Bulb7W10W0WEnergy Saver Bulb
Mi Box5W7W3WMi Box Android
Microwave600W1700W3WMicrowave Oven
Night Light1W1W0W
Nintendo Switch AC Adapter7W40WN/A
Outdoor Hot Tub60W500WN/ACanadian Spa, Outdoor spa
Oven2150W2150WN/AElectric Oven
Paper Shredder200W220WN/A
Pedestal Fan50W60WN/ATall Standing Fan, Floor Fan, Stand Fan
Percolator800W1100WN/ACoffee Maker
Philips Hue Smart Bulb8W9W0.4WHue lights
Phone Charger4W7WN/ASmart Phone Charger, Cell Phone Charger, Mobile Phone Charger
PlayStation 485W90WN/APS4
Power Shower7500W10500W0WElectric Shower
Pressure Cooker700W700WN/A
Rice Cooker200W800WN/A
Sandwich Maker700W1000WN/ASandwich Press, Sandwich Toaster
Set Top Box27W30WN/ACable Box, Humax Box
Sewing Machine70W80WN/A
Singer Sewing Machine100W100WN/A
Slow Cooker160W180WN/A
Space Heater2000W5000WN/A
Steam Iron2200W2500WN/A
Straightening Iron75W300WN/AHair Straighteners
Submersible Water Pump200W400WN/APool Pump, Sump Pump, Well Pump
Table Fan10W25WN/ADesk Fan
Tablet Charger10W15WN/A
Tablet Computer5W10WN/A
Tower Fan60W60WN/A
Tube Light (1500mm)22W22WN/A
TV (19″ colour)40W100W1W
Vacuum Cleaner450W900W0W
Kitchen ApplianceWattLivingroom ApplianceWattOther ApplianceWatt
Blender500Blu-ray Player15Band Saw – 14″1100
Can Opener150Cable Box35Belt Sander – 3″1000
Coffee Machine1000DVD Player15Chain Saw – 12″1100
Dishwasher1200-1500TV – LCD150Circular Saw – 7-1/4″900
Espresso Machine800TV – Plasma200Circular Saw 8-1/4″1400
Freezer – Upright – 15 cu. ft.1240Satellite Dish25Disc Sander – 9″1200
Freezer – Chest – 15 cu. ft.1080Stereo Receiver450Drill – 1/4″250
Fridge – 20 cu. ft. (AC)1411Video Game Console150Drill – 1/2″750
Fridge -16 cu. ft. (AC)1200Lights   30Drill – 1″1000
Garbage Disposal450CFL Bulb – 40-Watt Equivalent11Hedge Trimmer450
Kettle – Electric1200CFL Bulb – 60-Watt Equivalent18Weed Eater500
Microwave1000CFL Bulb – 75-Watt Equivalent20Clock Radio    7
Oven – Electric1200CFL Bulb – 100-Watt Equivalent30Curling Iron150
Toaster850Compact Fluorescent 20 Watt22Dehumidifier280
Toaster Oven1200Compact Fluorescent 25 Watt28Electric Shaver15
Stand Mixer300Halogen – 40 Watt40Electric Blanket200
Heating/CoolingIncandescent 50 Watt50Hair Dryer1500
Box Fan200Incandescent 100 Watt100Humidifier200
Ceiling Fan120LED Bulb – 40-Watt Equivalent10Radiotelephone – Receive5
Central Air Conditioner – 24,000 BTU NA3800LED Bulb – 60-Watt Equivalent13Radiotelephone – Transmit75
Central Air Conditioner – 10,000 BTU NA3250LED Bulb – 75-watt equivalent18Sewing Machine100
Furnace Fan Blower800LED Bulb – 100-Watt Equivalent23Vacuum1000
Space Heater NA1500Office 
Tankless Water Heater – Electric18000Desktop Computer (Standard)200 
Water Heater – Electric4500Desktop Computer (Gaming)500 
Window Air Conditioner 10,000 BTU NA900Laptop100 
Window Air Conditioner 12,000 BTU NA3250LCD Monitor100 
Well Pump – 1/3 1HP750Modem7 
LaundryPaper Shredder150 
Clothes Dryer – Electric3000Printer100 
Clothes Dryer – Gas1800Router7 
Clothes Washer800Smart Phone – Recharge6 
Iron1200Tablet – Recharge8 

You should find most of your appliances listed in the list above. The gist of it is to familiarize you with the various categories of devices and their proclivity to use a specific amount of power. 

Houses in the USA used around 900-KWH power per month in 2018. For residential utility customers, 10,972-KWH was the average annual electricity consumption (according to U.S Energy Information Administration).

High Power Bill Issue

Most people look up power consumption charts to figure out why they have high electricity bills. Another group of people check the list to check what capacity of generator they would buy. A generator wattage calculator comes in handy if that’s the case. If you are here because you are receiving jaw-dropping electricity bills each month, then you should look for a power leakage. Although you should hire a professional to assess the issue that’s causing high bills, there are some steps that you can follow to find out where the problem lies. 

  • Step 1: Turn the circuit breaker off as well as the mainline that you will find directly under the meter. Once you turn it off, the meter will start to slow until it comes to a full stop. 
  • Step 2: Turn on the mains with the circuit breakers off. The meter should not move. In the event that you see the indicator moving, it would imply that there is a presence of a leak between the circuit panel and the mains. Call a professional right away.
  • Step 3: Keep the mains turned on and switch on the circuit breaker one at a time. If any of them moves, then you need to assess what the circuit is for, and then you should proceed and unplug any appliances connected to it. If the meter still moves, then there may be a partial short. When the meter moves, it means there’s a flow of electricity somewhere. 
  • Step 4: If everything is working fine until this point, high electricity usage or random shocks could be the result of faulty appliances. Check anything that’s always turned on and works automatically and randomly, things like water pumps, water heater, small room heaters, heat tapes, and freezers. Sometimes the issue can be buildups of frost in the sockets and switches or wall outlets.  

Some problems are harder to find than others. If you can’t seem to find the cause of the issue, contact a professional to help you out. 

Energy Saving Tips That You Can Use

  • By turning down the indoor regulator, 6 degrees can set aside 20% of your warming bill. 
  • Moving furniture away from warm air registers gives all the more even room temperature. 
  • Utilize one 100-watt bulb rather than two 60-watt bulbs. 
  • Use fluorescent fixtures whenever the situation allows. 
  • Open curtains on radiant days to permit warmth from the sun: close them at nightfall. 
  • Use lines or protected curtains on windows. 
  • Switch off the lights when not being used. 
  • Keep lights and apparatuses clean. 
  • Keep the water radiator temperature at a reduced range. Suggested setting. (120-140 degrees) 
  • Try not to leave faucets running. 
  • Utilize cold water instead of hot water.
  • Turn electric ranges off after use. 
  • Try not to open the oven doors pointlessly. 
  • Defrost frosted food early.
  • Utilize the self-cleaning feature of your oven while it is still warm. 
  • Defrost refrigerator when ice is one-quarter inch thick. 
  • Purchase manual defrosting fridges whenever the situation allows, instead of auto-defrosting ones. 
  • Cool leftovers before refrigerating. 
  • Check gaskets from time to time on fridges.
  • In the case of purchasing a fridge, select the chest type. 
  • Purchase multi-entryway units on fridges at whatever point conceivable. 
  • Use dishwashers for full loads as it were. 
  • Stop the dishwasher before the dry cycle starts, and air dry the dishes. 
  • Select a washing machine sufficiently enormous to deal with large loads. 
  • Utilize cold water to wash garments. 
  • Utilize the drench cycle on intensely grimy clothes to forestall twofold washing. 
  • Clean build-up channels on washing machines and garments dryer regularly. 
  • Spot your garments drying where it gets a lot of ventilation. (Non-moist air). 

Dry clothes under the sun if you can.

About Steven Smith

For the last 20 years, I have been working as a professional contractor in many construction projects. From my childhood, I love to work with different kinds of power tools. In my spare time, I love to do a different kind of DIY project. It gives me a kind of inner satisfaction.

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