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Understanding your energy use

Understanding how energy is used in your home is an important step to managing your energy costs. Our calculator can help.

Simply enter how many of each item you have in each room and the approximate hours per week the item is used. For time periods shorter than one hour, enter a decimal (e.g. 15 minutes = 0.25).

Note: you don't have to fill out the entire form. You can simply see what your toaster costs you a month.

Kitchen
$0.00
Appliance QTY Wattage Usage
Hour/month
Consumption
kWh/month
Monthly Cost
Major Appliances
Dishwasher - Standard Efficiency 0 $0.00
Dishwasher - ENERGY STAR® 0 $0.00
Freezer (Chest - 15 cu. ft.) - Standard Efficiency 0 $0.00
Freezer (Chest - 15 cu. ft.) - ENERGY STAR® 0 $0.00
Range - Small Element 0 $0.00
Range - Large Element 0 $0.00
Oven 0 $0.00
Refrigerator (18 cu. ft.) - Standard Efficiency 0 $0.00
Refrigerator (18 cu. ft.) - ENERGY STAR® 0 $0.00
Refrigerator (18 cu. ft.) - Older Model (15+ yrs old) 0 $0.00
Small Appliances
Blender 0 $0.00
Bread Maker 0 $0.00
Clock 0 $0.00
Coffee Maker 0 $0.00
Crock Pot 0 $0.00
Food Processor 0 $0.00
Kettle 0 $0.00
Microwave Oven 0 $0.00
Range Hood (Fan) 0 $0.00
Skillet / Fry Pan 0 $0.00
Stand Mixer 0 $0.00
Toaster 0 $0.00
Toaster Oven 0 $0.00
Water Cooler - Hot and Cold - Standard Efficiency 0 $0.00
Water Cooler - Hot and Cold - ENERGY STAR® 0 $0.00
Living Room
$0.00
Bathroom & Laundry
$0.00
Bedroom
$0.00
Garage & Utility
$0.00
Heating & Cooling
$0.00
Office
$0.00
Outdoor
$0.00
Lighting
$0.00
Total kWh: 0
Total Cost: $0.00

 

FortisBC’s residential rate is currently 9.09 cents per kWh up to 1,600 kWh bimonthly, and 13.54 cents per kWh above this amount. Since the calculator can’t perform that calculation based on individual appliances, it uses a blended rate of 10.56 cents per kWh, so may not reflect your actual billing. It is most useful to compare individual appliance usage.