Berkeley Lab

Archives: Gas Appliances

Don’t think that just because you have a gas range it doesn’t consume electricity. Many gas appliances are being manufactured with electronic features such as digital clock displays, LEDs and soft-touch buttons. Here is a list of some gas appliances with standby power.

Appliance Standby Electric Power Use (W) Reason for
Standby Power Use
Heater 2 – 3
  • Transformer
  • LCD (Clock)
Oven approx. 7
  • Transformer
  • Clock
Rice Cooker 1.3 – 3.8
  • Transformer
  • LCD (Clock)
Water Heater 4 – 8
  • Transformer
  • Microcomputer
Water Heater
(including Bath Boiler)
8 – 13
  • Transformer
  • Microcomputer
  • LED
Water Heater
(including Central Heating Boiler)
5 – 17
  • Transformer
  • Microcomputer
  • Communication Standby
  • LED
Floor Heating Controller 0.5
  • Microcomputer
  • LCD
Fan Heater 3 – 5
  • Transformer
  • Microcomputer
  • LED
Room Air-Conditioner 3 – 5
  • Transformer
  • Microcomputer
Clothes Dryer
Installed in Bathroom
1 – 2
  • Transformer
  • Microcomputer

The material found on this page is considered archival. Please visit standby.lbl.gov for the most recent information about Standby Power.