Average Power Consumption of Common Items

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    When it comes to powering the appliances in your home or your dwelling there is something you should know about them. I'm not talking about where they were made or even how much they're worth instead I am talking about how much power each item consumes. You would be amazed to learn how much each item in your house uses when compared to others. Light bulbs are one of the most common items that people are starting to change in their house to lower their power consumption levels.

    • Light bulbs used to run at 60-100 Watts on average. Today you can buy light bulbs that are a mere 2 - 5 watts that will put out the same amount of light as a 60 or 100 watt light bulb hat many are used to.
    • Today the average laptop will consume somewhere between 50 to 200 watts of electricity while charging.
    • A small string of colored Christmas lights consumes 40 watts on average.
    • A coffee pot will suck up 1100 to 1500 watts of electricity.
    • A 32-inch flat screen TV will pull between 50 watts to 200 watts of electricity depending on the make and model you have.
    • A mini refrigerator will pull 900 to 1500 watts of electricity to start up and will consume slightly less once it's running.
    • Cell phones will pull an average of 5 to 15 watts of electricity while charging.
    • A box fan on average will pull 150 watts of electricity.

    These are just some of the common items around your home that are used on a pretty regular basis. If you would like to slow down on your power consumption, then look into the energy efficient versions of all of these products. You'd be amazed what reducing the total amounts of wattage you use does to your power bill or how much longer it will make your power source last.
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