Lately Bossy has been consumed with electricity, where consumed equals Bossy is now paying for it. This means Bossy sits around and thinks about how much electricity each thing in her house uses — and when Bossy sits around thinking of these things it’s in the dark because, oy, lights!
It occurred to Bossy it would be very helpful to know how much electricity each thing in her house uses so she can use the shite out of those things costing less while avoiding those things costing more.
So Bossy turned to none other than the internet to do her exhaustive research, where exhaustive research equals trusting the first website that came up on Google.
But before we get started, what is electricity? Simply put, electricity is interactions particles electromagnetic subatomic amperes movement fields volts interaction motion presence wired station connection wiring transport.
Next: How much electricity is used by things in our home?
You may be interested to know an average furnace in a cold climate uses 26,500 watts, whereas a box fan in summer uses 100 watts.
A large window air conditioning unit uses 1440 watts, whereas a waterbed heater uses 600 watts.
An electric clothes dryer uses 4400 watts, whereas a clothesline uses wattaya mean a clothesline doesn’t use watts?
Your electric oven uses 2000 watts, whereas your four-slot toaster uses 1440 watts.
The average refrigerator uses 100 watts, whereas the average dishwasher uses no watts.
A 60-watt bulb uses — and this is an enormous coincidence — 60 watts. Your laptop computer monitor uses 45 watts.
The average television uses 300 watts, the average coffee maker uses 900 watts, and when you combine coffee and television you stay up too late watching Showtime’s premiere of Shameless, and House of Lies, and Californication, which equals 1200 watts of wattchamacallit. Tired.