How To Use This Calculator
Using this energy calculator is a simple and will help you determine the costs of running your appliance. Click on ‘Calculate’ to use the predefined values, or enter your daily usage in hours, appliance watts, and your current energy costs in dollars. The calculator will provide you with the daily, monthly, and yearly results. It’s important to ensure the accuracy of the information entered to get the most accurate results.
Hours Used Per Day
Enter the number of hours you estimate the appliance will be on throughout the day. To use fractions of an hour please use a decimal point in the form.
For example: 1 hour and 30 mintes would be 1.5, and 3 hours and 15 minutes would be 3.25
Power Used in Watts
The calculator already includes a default average wattage. If your appliance uses a different wattage then enter it in the calculator.
Your Energy Rate in kWh
The calculator includes an average energy rate (price in $/kWh) to use for the calculation. This may not be the exact price that you’re currently paying for electricity. If you know your energy rate please enter your price per kilowatt-hour.
Electric mowers provide an eco-friendly alternative to traditional gas mowers, but how much energy do they actually consume? On average, a typical electric mower uses 1500 watts of power. Using this information, we can calculate the daily, monthly, or yearly energy consumption easily.
Importance and Relevance
Electric mowers have become increasingly important in today’s world due to the need for environmental conservation. They are quieter, have lower emissions, and require less maintenance than gas mowers. Additionally, electric mowers are cheaper to operate, making them an attractive option for budget-conscious consumers.
Cost in Dollars of Energy Usage
To determine the cost of energy usage, we need to know the current energy price. The current average price of electricity in the United States is $0.12/kWh. We can use this information together with our knowledge of the energy consumption of electric mowers to calculate the costs of usage.
The formula to calculate the cost of energy usage is as follows:
(hourly wattage usage × hours of use) ÷ 1000 × energy price per kWh = total cost
For example, if you mow your lawn for an hour every day for a month (30 days), your monthly energy cost would be:
(1500 watts x 1 hour x 30 days) ÷ 1000 x $0.12/kWh = $5.40
Therefore, for daily, monthly, or yearly costs, we can simply multiply the daily energy cost by the number of days used.
Money Saving Tips
While electric mowers are cheaper to operate than gas mowers, there are still a number of money-saving tips you can implement to keep costs low.
- Use a mulching blade to reduce the amount of energy needed to operate the mower.
- Mow your lawn less frequently to reduce the amount of energy used.
- Use an electric mower for smaller lawns, as larger lawns may require more energy than gas mowers.
- Utilize off-peak hours when electricity rates are lower.
By implementing these tips, you can save money on your electric mower’s energy consumption. For example, reducing usage by 10% could save you around $6.50 per year.
In conclusion, electric mowers are an excellent alternative to gas mowers. They have a lower environmental impact, require less maintenance, and are cheaper to operate. By utilizing the energy consumption and cost-cutting tips provided, you can save money while also contributing to a greener planet.