- How much electricity does an air conditioner use?

To know the electricity usage of an air conditioner, first you need to know how much power does it consume.

The power consumption of an air condition unit depends on the model but, in average, they use around 1500 Watts.

Electricity usage of an air condition unit

If you would like to know the power consumption of your air conditioner, most probably you can find the electricity usage on the unit’s specifications label.

Alternatively, you most probably can search for the specifications through an internet browser, as we show on the picture above.

Once you know the power consumption of an air conditioner, you can easily calculate the electricity usage and the electricity cost.

For example, this air conditioner consumes 1300 Watts (W) or 1,3 Kilowatts hour (kWh). As we are paying to our electricity provider 0,217 euro per every Kilowatt hour we consume, this means that this AC unit would cost us around 0,282 euro per hour.

Electricity usage and cost calculator

Once you know the power consumption, the calculator below can be used to estimate the power consumption and the electricity cost of an air conditioner over a period of time.

You just need to adjust the values in the PARAMETERS section to your requirements and the calculator will automatically display the RESULTS section.

 

For example, if your air conditioner:

  • It has a power rating of 1300 Watts
  • You use it for 10 hours a day for 150 days per year
  • You are paying 0,217 euro (or dollars or pounds, or…) per every kWh you consume 

You will be paying around 2,8 euro (or dollars, or pounds, or…) per day and around 423 euro per year in electricity costs.

A few other examples from our ‘Electricity usage calculators‘ page that may be of your interest:

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Additional information

Not everybody it is familiar with terms like Watts, Kilowatts or Kilowatt hours so if you would like to learn more about them, have a look to this video that we have prepared for you.

All our videos can be found in YouTube, in both English and Spanish languages.

If you are looking for saving electricity at home, have a look to this video where we provide some useful tips to reduce the electricity consumption and decrease the electricity bill.

Additionally, you may need to convert current and voltage into power so the calculator below may be of use for you . Alternatively, yo may have a look to our other calculators for one that fits your need.

 

Electricity conservation - Save and conserve energy

Energy conservation can be defined as the decision and the act of using less energy

Energy conservation both benefit you and the environment

The act of saving and conserving electricity does benefit you because you will be paying less on your energy bills. 

And it also does benefit the environment because conserving electricity prevents any unnecessary waste of natural resources.

Now, at individual level it may not look worth to try to save a few watts here or there. 

Still, every little counts and if hundreds or thousands of us do save a little every time, it will make an important contribution towards conserving our natural resources.

 

For example, if 9000 households would manage to save as little as 10 Watts per hour (0,01 kWh) worth of electricity per day, that would add to 32850 Kilowatt hour (kWh) per year. 

That is a considerable amount of electricity, but let’s add additional perspectives for clarity:

  • Assuming an average cost of 0,18 euro (or dollars, or pounds, or any other currency) we would collectively be saving nearly 6000 euro per year.
  •  To produce 32850 kWh of electricity it is necessary to use around 17 metric tons of coal or 56 barrels of residual fuel oil.
Have a look to this page for more information about the amount of resources needed to produce electricity.
 

In any case it is clear that small energy savings do really count when looking into the bigger picture.

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