# How many kilowatts does a house use in a day?

If you are a perfectly average American living in a perfectly average household, your monthly electricity bill will read 911 kilowatt hours (kWh), which costs

**$114**. But most of us don't live in perfectly average households.A.

### How many watts do I need for my house?

Homeowners can often power most

**household**appliances**using**between 3000 and 6500**watts**. If your home has a smaller furnace and city water, you can generally expect that 3000-5000**watts**will cover your needs. If you have a larger furnace and/or a well pump, you will likely need a 5000 to 6500**watt**generator.#### How many watts is a typical refrigerator?

Find the voltage and amperage of the refrigerator; for instance, you may see "115 V" and "6.5 amps." Multiplying these two numbers tells you how many watts your refrigerator uses -- in this case, 747.5 watts. Smaller refrigerators typically use about 350 watts, while larger models use as much as**780 watts**.#### How do I calculate solar power needs?

To**calculate**the**energy**you will use over time, just multiply the**power consumption**by the hours of intended use. The 20W TV in this example, on for 2 hours, will take 20 x 2 = 40WH from the battery. Repeat this for all the appliances you wish to use, then add the results to establish total**consumption**like below.#### How many solar panels are needed for a 5kw system?

**How many solar panels**will you**need**? To make up a**5kW solar system**, you**need**20**solar panels**, assuming you use 250W**panels**. Each**panel**will be about 1.6m x 1m, so you'll**need**at least 32m² of roof space.

B.

### How much is 1000 kWh of electricity?

Here's the formula to figure the cost of running a device: wattage x hours used ÷ 1000 x price per kWh = cost of electricity.

For example, let's say you leave a 100-watt bulb running continuously (730 hours a month), and you're paying 15¢/kWh. Your cost to run the bulb all month is 100 x 730 ÷ 1000 x 15¢ =

For example, let's say you leave a 100-watt bulb running continuously (730 hours a month), and you're paying 15¢/kWh. Your cost to run the bulb all month is 100 x 730 ÷ 1000 x 15¢ =

**$10.95**.#### What does 1000 kwh mean?

One kilowatt is equal to**1,000**watts. Your electricity company charges by how much electricity you use per**kilowatt hour**(**kWh**). To put it simply, this**means**it measures the number of kilowatts you use over time. For example: A 100 watt light bulb uses 0.1 kilowatts each hour.#### How big of a generator do I need to run a house?

Homeowners can often power most household appliances using between**3000**and**6500 watts**. If your home has a smaller furnace and city water, you can generally expect that**3000-5000 watts**will cover your needs. If you have a larger furnace and/or a well pump, you will likely need a**5000**to**6500 watt generator**.#### How many kwh does the average home use per day?

In 2016, the average annual electricity**consumption**for a U.S. residential utility customer was 10,766 kilowatthours (**kWh**), an average of 897**kWh per**month. Louisiana had the highest annual electricity**consumption**at 14,881**kWh per**residential customer and Hawaii had the lowest at 6,061**kWh per**residential customer.

Updated: 17th October 2019