Thanks for the prompt replies with lots of useful info.
The answers.com response is very complete, but unfortunately they state the electricity used as "1275 watts", which is a rate not a quantity. I think they meant to write "1275 watt-hours", which is less than 2 Kwh (kilowatt hours), which would cost less than 18 cents at the rate from our condo's most recent electric bill.
I hope this will help put the matter in perspective and prevent our condo from starting WWIII over this trivial matter.
Again, thanks for your help.