Have a question concerning kwh stuff :)

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by RealRobD, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. RealRobD

    RealRobD New Member

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    Okay, so I have this fairly new Maytag window AC unit and I want to figure the rough cost of running it in a certain time frame.

    I'm using this calculator here.

    I input my kwh rate which is .06 cents, the wattage is 515 and the time frame is 8 hours. Let's just say it never cycles off for the duration to make it simple.

    It shows me that it would cost .25 cents to run this unit for 8 hours. Is this right?

    Thank you kindly in advance for any input :)
  2. Smooky

    Smooky Member

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  3. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Boy, I'd like to pay only 6-cents/KwHr! FWIW, the thing normally doesn't use the full listed amount for several reasons - it may have the fan running, but the compressor often doesn't run constantly, and the first few seconds usually draw more current than after it's up to speed.
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    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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  5. RealRobD

    RealRobD New Member

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    Thanks everyone :)
  6. BrianK

    BrianK New Member

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    Yeah - the delivery charges are more than the energy cost. My contract provides energy at $0.08/kWhr but by the time I get my bill, the total charges amount to almost $0.19 per kWhr. All the other fees, taxes, distribution & transmission charges, and what ever else they can dream up, are the killers.
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