The basic unit of electricity is the Kilowatt hour (kWh). In simple terms, 1 kWh is the amount of energy used by a 1kW (1000 watt) electric heater for 1 hour. Another example is ten 100-watt light bulbs used for 1 hour.
As a guide, the diagram below shows how long you can use various appliances for the price of one unit of electricity.
These figures give an average usage guide. Actual usage will depend on the age and efficiency of appliances.
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