Bright Ideas

Learn how to use less and save more on your energy bill with Bright Ideas from Appalachian Power.

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Knowledge is power when it comes to your energy usage.

Your energy bill is based directly on how many kilowatt-hours you use. Keeping the lights on isn’t cheap, not to mention the air conditioning, furnace or hot water heater. In fact, according to ENERGY STAR®, the typical family spends more than $2,000 a year on energy bills.

The best way to start saving on your energy costs is to learn about your energy usage and take an active role in controlling it. With simple habit changes, easy home improvements and smart buying, you can lighten your energy costs and keep cash in your wallet.

Schedule a home energy assessment to learn additional ways to become more energy efficient →

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How much energy do you use?

Follow the steps below to calculate your energy consumption. You can view and share the steps as a pdf.

  1. Find the daily energy consumption using the following formula: (Wattage x Hours Used Per Day) ÷ 1000 = Daily Kilowatt-hour (kWh) consumption
  2. Find the annual energy consumption using the following formula: Daily kWh consumption x number of days used per year = annual energy consumption
  3. Find the annual cost to run the appliance using the following formula: Annual energy consumption x utility rate per kWh = annual cost to run appliance

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