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Energy Conservation
The typical U.S. family spends close to $1,300 a year on their home's utility bills. Unfortunately, a large portion of that energy is wasted. By using a few inexpensive energy-efficient measures, you can reduce your energy bills and help the environment. View conservation tips for your home.

Household Appliances
Are you curious about just how much your appliances cost to operate? It may be less than you think. View typical energy costs for household appliances.

It's important to understand what appliances use the most energy. The chart below shows approximately how many kWh are used per month, per appliance. View this document to download a full list of appliance information.

Appliance Energy Usage

Appliance Average wattage
Average hours used per month
Approx. kWh used per month
Cost/month at $0.12 per kWh
Room Air Conditioner
900 83 75 $8.96
Clothes Dryer
5000 15 75 $9.00
Dishwasher 1300 15 20 $2.34
Freezer 440 398 175 $21.01
Refrigerator 321 467 150 $17.99
Clothes Washer
500 18 9 $1.08
Water Heater
4500 84 378 $45.36
Computer 500 30 15 $180
Garbage Disposal
450 4 2 $0.22
Hair Dryer
1000 5 5 $0.60
Space Heater
1500 180 54 $6.48
3 Ton Heat Pump
- - 1108 $132.96
Microwave 1500 15 23 $2.70
Light Bulbs (Incandescent)
100 300 30 $3.60
Range with Stove
12000 8 96 $11.52

Energy Conservation Tips

We have compiled even more great low and no cost tips to reduce your energy costs. View more energy saving tips.

Energy Depot

Danville Utilities is pleased to offer you Energy Depot®, a new set of online tools and resources to help you better understand and manage your home energy use and costs. Energy Depot is your one-stop resource for energy information and it’s available for free.