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Example of Domestic Charges
How to Read your eMeter - Downloadable Presentation
BasicsWe'll calculate the cost of our electric consumption (see the
online calculator below).
calculation is based on this formula:
power of device (in watts)
time (in hours)
electricity rate (in dollars per KWH, provided by your company)
= electricity charges to be calculated
need to enter in the calculator the rate charged by your
electricity company. You also need to know the power of the devices or
appliances you're using (we're trying approximate numbers, so don't
worry if you don't know the exact value). You also have to be aware of
the time that you're using those devices per month (in hours). It's
known that HVAC devices or appliances are responsible for at least 80%
of our monthly charges. Naturally, this changes in different
countries and in different seasons.
Device or appliance wattage (power) is usually printed right on the
Example of Electricity Charges
you do calculations for your household, we recommend
the tags and owners manuals for your appliances to get precise figures.
Electricity Cost Calculator
per kwh) =
(W) Time (h)
the table above, we can see that if your rate is 10.9 cents per kwh
(kilowatt-hour), a 60-W bulb on for 4 hours can cost you 3 cents in
electricity (just for those 4 hours). A 110-W desktop computer, on for
7 hours, can represent 8
cents in your bill (just for those 7 hours). A 3-W alarm-clock, on for
24 hours represents 1 cent in your bill. A 1000-W iron can cost you 22
cents for 2
hours of service...
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How to read the electric meter
See this presentation to understand how to read the dials on your meter.
Just keep in mind how you read your analog clock, the concept is
exactly the same...
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