If you are from Argentina, you probably know that this month there will be an increase in gas, water and electricity rates. Whether or not you have the subsidy that covers up to 400kw/h (in the case of energy), you surely want to know how much the devices and appliances that we use in the day consume. Here we tell you.
This Thursday, the Government will provide more information on the new subsidy scheme for gas and electricity rates and limits on consumption that the Minister of Economy had advanced Serge Massa. In the case of those who asked to maintain the electricity subsidy, you have to respect a limit of 400kw/h (if you exceed that level of consumption, you have to pay the rate without subsidy). Now, in order not to exceed that number, we would have to have an idea of how much the devices and artifacts that we use every day consume.
To calculate how much certain devices that we use daily consume, we use the electricity consumption calculator for the subsidy offered by the official Government site. First of all, keep in mind that the numbers (obviously) vary depending on the amount of time one uses the PlayStation, for instance. So this note is to give you an idea of consumption and, if you see that it exceeds 400kw/h per month, you can reduce the figure.
First we go with the basic and necessary. The total operation of a refrigerator with freezer puts it around 6 hours per day (which depends on the graduation between minimum and maximum and the number of times it is opened per day) every day of the week. Therefore, the monthly consumption would be about 17.01 kWh.
If we use an automatic washing machine with a water heater for one hour a day, 5 times a week, we have 19.69 kw/h per month. While an electric kettle, for example (something that we use a lot every day), consumes 63kw/h per month if we have it on for an hour every day. This is one of the strongest in consumption.
If you have about 5 low consumption lamps (11W) and use them for 6 hours a day, you would consume 10.39 Kw/h per month. Secondly, a generic cell phone charger, something we use and need daily (at least 3 hours a day) consumes 0.47kw/h per month, something that does not consume too much. And if you leave it plugged in (without connecting it to the cell phone) it continues to consume energy, although the figure does not increase as much.
Now, if we talk about the energy consumption of computer screens or televisions, we have to pay attention to several details, since it is something that varies a lot depending on the display technology used, the manufacturer, the quality of construction, the size of the screen. , what is displayed, the brightness, and whether power saving settings are on.
However, on the government page, it specifies that if we only talk about the CPU of the computer, something that we could use around 5 hours a day (at least from Monday to Friday), the consumption is 22.50 kw/h per month. . While an LED television from 32 to 50 inches (using it every day for 4 hours) causes a consumption of 11.34kw/h per month.
You are doing the account of what you have in your house, while we keep throwing you more data:
A notebook (which the Government page does not specify measures) can be used, like the PC, both for work and for entertainment. So let’s say we use it every day of the week for about 6 hours. This would consume about 4.16 kWh per month. But beware, if it is a gaming PC with a video card and a large source, here you are going to have to add much more consumption to it.
And since we are talking about entertainment, let’s see how much the consoles consume (although these data are going to be more estimates). First of all, let’s clarify that the consumption of the different consoles varies according to the demand for resources.
According to the specifications of its technical file, the PS5 It has an electrical consumption between 50 and 220 W per hour, with an average of 200 W (0.2 kW). So if, for example, you spend 5 hours playing Play you can consume up to 1.1kw/h per day. Instead, the PS4 It lowers its consumption per hour, since it goes between 90 and 150 W, with an average of 110 W (0.11 kW). The great saver is switchsince it has consumptions that revolve around 10 and 18w per hour, with an average of 14 W (0.014 kW), if you use it connected, obviously.
On the other hand, in case you want to use instant resume sleep mode on xbox series x, power consumption reaches about 29w, a figure that encourages us to use the energy saving mode, which consumes up to 20 times less. If we take this to PS5 (depending on whether it is completely idle or performing updates and downloads), consumption varies between 1.5w and 36w in download.
Now it is up to you to check what else you use and whether or not you need to make any cuts in the time you use certain devices or artifacts to be consistent with the subsidy.