Study reveals the cheapest and most expensive electric appliances to run per year by region – air-con costs $1k a year to run while your TV only sets you back $46 tops
- New data from MoneyTransfers.com compared the cost to run appliances
- The data found air conditioners cost about $1,000 per year to run in the US
- Electric heaters cost the next most, at about $115 per year across the country
- The data compared costs in the northeast, the midwest, the south, and the west
Newly compiled data shows which appliances in homes across the United States have the largest electricity bills, and which set homeowners back the least.
The data showed that air conditioners use up the most electricity of all common household appliances by a significant margin, costing Americans across the country toughly $1,000 per year to run.
Electric heaters come in second behind air conditioners, but at a significantly lower annual cost of around $115 across the country. Hairdryers and LED lightbulbs brought up the rear, costing a pittance at $.31 and $.21 respectively.
The data, compiled by MoneyTransfers.com, compared the electrical usage costs of 19 common appliances across four different regions of the country – the northeast, the midwest, the south, and the west.
Running at an estimated 8 hours per day, air conditioners cost Americans in the northeast $944.64 per year, $826.56 in the midwest, $885.60, and $1,000.60 in the west.
Broken down monthly, air conditioners set Americans across the country back $88.56.
Following air conditioners were electric heaters, which cost Americans in the northeast $115.20 per year, $100.80 in the midwest, $108 in the south, and $129.60 in the west.
Tumble driers came close behind at $92.16 per year in the northeast, $80.64 in the midwest, $86.40 in the south, and $103.68 in the west. Washing machines were close at hand, costing $69.12 per year in the northeast, $60.48 in the midwest, $64.80 in the west, and $77.76 in the south.
Refrigerators cost Americans between $57.12 and $73.44 per year, and dishwashers about $48.60 per year.
Microwaves cost between $8.26 and $10.37 per year, coffee makers around $16, vacuum cleaners between $7.49 and 11.67, and laptops about $13 per year.
LED Televisions about 43 inches wide cost $20.54 in the northeast, $17.98 in the midwest, $19.26 in the south, and $46.66 in the west.
Xbox One game consoles running about four hours per day came in at $41.47 in the northeast, $36.29 in the midwest, $38.88 in the south, and $51.84 in the west.
LED lightbulbs operating about four hours per day were the cheapest items to pay for, costing about $3.15 per year to operate. Incandescent lightbulbs operated for the same period of time however cost about $15 per year.
Hair dryers were among the cheapest appliances to operate per year – about $3 across the country – but that may have largely been due to their low operating time of about 5 minutes per day.
Similarly cheap were hair straighteners, costing about $4 per year at five minutes of operation per day.
The data showed that air conditioners use up the most electricity of all common household appliances by a significant margin, costing Americans across the country toughly $1,000 per year to run
LED Televisions about 42 inches wide cost $20.54 in the northeast, $17.98 in the midwest, $19.26 in the south, and $46.66 in the west