Ever wondered how much energy all of your common household electrical appliances actually use? This information can help you make smart choices when selecting energy efficient appliances and is a good place to start if you want to reduce your energy consumption (and save money!)

This information can help you make smart choices when selecting energy efficient appliances and is a good place to start if you want to reduce your energy consumption (and save money!) during your free off-peak Hour of Power, or when shifting power use off-peak on the MoveMaster plan.


Clothes dryer

1.8 kWh
per load

Dishwasher

2 kWh
per cycle

Electric oven

1.9 kWh
per use

Heaters

1-2.4 kWh
per hour

Pool pump

1.1 kWh
per hour

Washing machine

0.9 kWh
per cycle

Air conditioner

3.5 kWh
per hour (large wall unit)

6 kWh
per hour (ducted)

Hairdryer

1.6 kWh
per hour



Iron

1.75-2.4 kWh
per hour

Electric kettle

1.8-2.4 kWh
for 10 minutes

TV

0.13 kWh
per hour

Vacuum cleaner

1.1 kWh
per hour

Lights

0.06 kWh
per hour (halogen bulb)

Microwave

1 kWh
per plate

Toaster

0.85-1.25 kWh
per 2 slices

Refrigerator

4.6 kWh
per day


Note that kWh consumption is approximate and will vary depending on your usage and the efficiency of your appliances.

Source: Consumer NZ