It's always amazing to find out exactly how much electricity a device uses and how much that electricity costs.

A watt isn't very large. You can barely cook a pot of rice with a thousand watts if you leave it on the stove for an hour.  That is a "kilowatt hour" (kWh) of electricity. Using a kilowatt hour costs about eight cents on average nationally (though rates around the country range from 4.5 to 17 cents per kWh). Here in Jamestown a residential kilowatt-hour of electricity costs 6.5 cents.

Current rates in Jamestown are available here.

Visit the Rapid Tables website and use the Energy Cost Calculator to find out how much energy your household uses a year.