Energy Information

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Your meter records the number of units of electricity you use. The unit of electricity used is a kiloWatt hour (kWh). A kiloWatt is equal to one thousand Watts. A kiloWatt hour is one thousand Watts used for one hour.

The following is a list of costs as determined by applying the current City of Swift Current Residential Rate of 13.885 cents per kWh to Industry Canada's national average energy use for various appliances.

Average Monthly Consumption and Cost:

APPLIANCE TYPE AVG. kWH MONTHLY AVG. COST MONTHLY
Dishwasher Standard 1997 54 $7.49
Dishwasher Energy Star 2010 25 $3.47
Range (oven) Standard (1997) 63 $8.74
Range (oven) Energy Star 2010 44 $6.10
Refrigerator Standard (1997) 55 $7.63
Refrigerator Energy Star 2010 32 $4.44
Water Cooler Cold Only 15 $2.08
Water Cooler Hot/Cold 19 $2.63
Television 46" LED 16 $2.22
Television 42" Plasma 15 $2.08
Television Box Digital Cable with PVR 32 $4.44
Clothes Dryer 35 loads per month 76 $10.55
Washing Machine Top Load (1997) 78 $10.83
Washing Machine Top Load (2010) 33 $4.58
Washing Machine Front Load (Energy Star) 13 $1.80
Deep Freeze Chest (1997) 44 $6.10
Deep Freeze Chest (Energy Star) 30 $4.16
Furnace Fan Continuous Operation 274 $38.04
Furnace Fan Automatic Operation 72 $9.99
Central Air Conditioner Based on 30hrs/month 110 $15.27
Room Air Conditioner Based on 30hrs/month 41 $5.69
Space Heater 1000W for 6hr/day 180 $24.99
Space Heater 1000W for 24hr/day 450 $62.48
Car Block Heater 400W for 12hr/day 144 $19.99
Hot Tub Water Heating Indoor 150 $20.82
Hot Tub Water Heating Outdoor 225 $31.24
Hot Tub Pumping (efficient continuous) 395 $54.84