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1.

FOR REFRIGERATORS & FREEZERS

Formula:
Estimated cost per hour = [Rate per kilowatt-hour x (appliance wattage/ 1000) x 14 hours ]/ 24
hours per day

Example:
For a 6 cubic feet refrigerator for a household with an average monthly bill of P2,500.00.

Cost per hour = [Rate per kilowatt-hour x (appliance wattage/ 1000) x 14 hours] / 24 hours per day
Cost per hour = [P10.50 x (100 watts /1000) x 14 hours]/ 24 hours per day
Cost per hour = [P10.50 x (.10 kilowatt) x 14 hours]/ 24 hours per day
Cost per hour = [P14.70]/ 24 hours per day
Cost per hour = P00.61
Cost per month = P00.61x number of hours used in one month

2. FOR AIR CONDITIONING UNITS

Formula
Cost per hour = Rate x [(appliance wattage x 0.8 x 0.8) + (appliance wattage x 0.2)] / 1000)

Example:
For a 1 horsepower (944 watts) air conditioner for a household with an average monthly bill of
P2,500.00.

Cost per hour = Rate x [(appliance wattage x 0.8 x 0.8) + (appliance wattage x 0.2)] / 1000
Cost per hour = P10.50 x [(944 watts x 0.8 x 0.8) + (944 watts x 0.2)] / 1000
Cost per hour = P10.50 x [(604.16) + (188.8)] / 1000
Cost per hour = P10.50 x [792.96] / 1000
Cost per hour = P10.50 x 0.79 kilowatt
Cost per hour = P8.30
Cost per month = P8.30 x number of hours used in one month

3. FOR ALL OTHER APPLIANCES

Formula:
Cost per hour = Rate x (appliance wattage / 1000)

Example:
For a 29-inch color TV set for a household with an average monthly bill of P2,500.00.

Cost per hour = Rate x (appliance wattage / 1000)

Cost per hour = P10.50 x (145 watts / 1000)
Cost per hour = P10.50 x (.145 kilowatt)
Cost per hour = P1.52
Cost per month = P1.52 x number of hours used in one month

Sample MAC Computations

No. of Hours Used Cost Per Cost Per Cost Per Cost Per
Type of Appliance
Per Day Hour Day Week Month

1 horsepower air conditioner

6 8.12 48.75 341.24 1364.96
(944w)

Twintub washing machine (6

4 hours per week 2.91 11.63 11.63 46.52
kg)