Energy cost calculator for new appliances

Use this calculator to get a good idea of the lifetime energy cost—or ‘second price tag’—of operating specific models of your new appliances.

Appliances are designed to provide many years of trouble-free service. For example, you can expect your new dishwasher to last at least 11 years, and your new range 15 years. Even small differences in annual operating costs can really add up—and, in the case of ENERGY STAR qualified models savings on your utility bills can even be enough to pay back the original sticker price of the product.

1. Enter the EnerGuide rating

2. Multiply the EnerGuide rating by the :

3. Select the :

4. Calculate the lifetime electricity cost.


Repeat the calculation for the various models that you are considering and then compare the second price tags.