Appliances use a different amount of electricity based on the amount of time used, the conditions under which the appliance is used, and the appliance itself. For example, running an air conditioner at 70 degrees when it is 110 degrees outside will take far more energy than running an air conditioner at 70 degrees when it is 85 degrees outside. Similarly, the age and cleanliness of the appliance will impact the efficiency.
You can estimate your appliance’s energy use and get additional information by visiting the Appliances and Electronics page at www.Energy.Gov.
You can visit the PG&E Tools and Tips for Managing Your Home’s Energy page for additional information and programs to help you understand usage and learn how to save money year round.