When looking to manage your household’s electric use – and your household’s budget – it helps to have the right information. That’s why DTE developed this appliance energy costs chart, a tool that shares the average cost to run appliances so you can make the most of your household’s energy use.

With DTE’s Time of Day 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. rates, you can choose when you use your energy to gain control over your bill. When you run your dishwasher, do your laundry or run an air conditioner during off-peak hours, you benefit from a lower electric rate. Now, you can estimate just how much you can save with each appliance when you choose to use energy before 3 p.m. or after 7 p.m. Monday through Friday or any time on the weekend. 

The chart uses the average wattage required by each appliance and calculates the cost to use it for either one or four hours, depending on the type of appliance. With this tool, you can see which appliances may not impact your bill much –things like gaming consoles and cell phone chargers because of their low wattage demand – and what offers you the biggest chance to save – things like your air conditioner or clothes dryer. 

With additional tools like this one, the bill management tool and the Insight app, you can make the best decision for your household’s energy use.