Online Energy Use Calculators
Our online energy use calculators allow you to estimate your energy use and cost to operate specific products. Determining how much electricity your appliances and home electronics use can help you understand how much money you are spending to use them. Please contact us if you have any questions.
The average PWC residential customer uses 1,017 kWhs of electricity each month, 21% during peak hours and 79% during off peak hours. Customers can save money by adjusting their daily weekday routine and shifting more of their electrical use to the off peak hours.
Peak Periods (excludes Saturdays, Sundays, and PWC recognized holidays)
Summer (April-October): 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Winter (November-March): 6:00am – 10:00am
- On-Peak TOU Rate – $.13/kWh
- Off-Peak TOU Rate – $.08473/kWh
A typical load of laundry takes about 45 minutes to dry. An ENERGY STAR® clothes dryer uses about 20% less energy than a standard dryer. Select the type of dryer you own, and enter the number of loads you dry per week. Categorize the loads by on-peak and off-peak hours. Cleaning your lint trap after each use and periodically cleaning your dryer vent, can save you additional utility dollars!
An ENERGY STAR® clothes washer uses 37% less energy than a standard washer. (www.energystar.com). Select the type of washer you own, and enter the number of loads you wash per week. Categorize the loads by on-peak and off-peak hours. Washing with cold water, washing full loads, and selecting a shorter wash cycle can save additional utility dollars!
Standard-size dishwashers that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label are, on average, 12% more energy efficient than standard models. Select the type of dishwasher you own, and enter the number of loads you dry per week. Categorize the loads by on-peak and off-peak hours. For added savings, make sure the dishes are scraped clean, run a full load, and use a water saver or quick cycle when appropriate. If you don’t mind drying your dishes or waiting until they air dry, you can turn off the heat dry cycle.
Residential LEDs — especially ENERGY STAR rated products — use at least 70 – 90% less energy, and last 25 times longer, than incandescent lighting. (www.energystar.com). Select the number of bulbs, average wattage, and the average number of hours lights are burning in your home. Save money by turning off the lights when you leave a room!
*PWC reserves the right to amend or discontinue these calculators at any time without prior notice.