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    DIY Junior Member RealRobD's Avatar
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    Default Have a question concerning kwh stuff :)

    Okay, so I have this fairly new Maytag window AC unit and I want to figure the rough cost of running it in a certain time frame.

    I'm using this calculator here.

    I input my kwh rate which is .06 cents, the wattage is 515 and the time frame is 8 hours. Let's just say it never cycles off for the duration to make it simple.

    It shows me that it would cost .25 cents to run this unit for 8 hours. Is this right?

    Thank you kindly in advance for any input

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    I think you are correct.

    I like this calculator.



    http://www.webmath.com/kwh.html
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    Boy, I'd like to pay only 6-cents/KwHr! FWIW, the thing normally doesn't use the full listed amount for several reasons - it may have the fan running, but the compressor often doesn't run constantly, and the first few seconds usually draw more current than after it's up to speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jadnashua View Post
    Boy, I'd like to pay only 6-cents/KwHr!
    If I only had to pay the per kwh rate that wouldn't be so bad but it's all the additional charges that more than doubles it.
    http://www.hydroone.com/RegulatoryAf...s/Default.aspx

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    Thanks everyone

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    Yeah - the delivery charges are more than the energy cost. My contract provides energy at $0.08/kWhr but by the time I get my bill, the total charges amount to almost $0.19 per kWhr. All the other fees, taxes, distribution & transmission charges, and what ever else they can dream up, are the killers.

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