Use less, save more.

Did you know that many appliances, even though turned off, still draw power from the grid? This is especially true for home electronics such as televisions, computers, printers and gaming stations. The electricity used when these are plugged in is referred to as standby, vampire or ghost power, and can cost you money over the course of the year.

Calculate your energy


Understanding which appliances and areas of your home use the most energy is the first step to curbing your usage and seeing savings on your next energy bill. Calculate your usage with the calculator below to see how it all adds up!

  1. First, expand the appliance category you wish to complete.
  2. Next, choose your appliance and enter how many you have in your home along with estimated weekly usage (hours and days).
  3. Last, click the Calculate button per appliance category as you move through each category, and the calculator will estimate your ANNUAL energy use and cost* to operate the appliances - along with ANNUAL standby use and cost. Please note, the estimated usage (kWh) values used in the cost calculations are based on averages; your actual cost will vary based on your appliance's age and features.
*Per kWh rates effective as of September 1, 2023.
Annual Standby kWh Annual Standby Cost Annual Operating kWh Annual Operating Cost Annual Total kWh Annual Total Cost
Total 0 $0.00 0 $0.00 0 $0.00