According to recent surveys, a quarter of UK households regularly run out of money for essentials and approximately 40% of Britons end the month with no money. Being aware of the most energy consuming home appliances and taking some quick and easy actions, can help reduce your energy use and therefore your bills.
Top 5 Energy Consuming Home Appliances
1. Tumble Dryer
Consuming roughly 52.25 kWh each month – translating to around £19.13 per month -the tumble dryer is easily identified as the largest contributor to your electricity bill. To keep the cost down, opt for alternatives such as using a drying rack or drying your clothes on an outside line. If fluffy bath towels are a must, dry them on a line and finish them off with a quick 10 minutes in the tumble dryer to soften.
Coming in at an average of £13.60 per month, the dishwasher costs you around 40 kWh per month.
The easiest way to keep the cost down is to run the dishwasher once a day or when it’s full rather than whenever convenient.
3. Fridge Freezer
The next energy consuming enemy you should be aware of is the fridge freezer, eating up around 35.42 kWh per month and costing you around £12.04.
Consider switching to an energy-efficient model if your refrigerator is old (it’ll save you money in the long run) and always defrost food inside the fridge. Not only does it ensure your food defrosts thoroughly and carefully, but its presence cools down your fridge’s interior and reduces the amount of energy expended to keep the fridge cool, saving on energy consumption.
4. Washing Machine
Around £11.90 can be spent on a washing machine consuming 35 kWh per month. Wash your clothes at 30 degrees or lower, as the hotter the temperature, the more energy will be used to heat the water. Wash with full loads and explore your machine’s eco settings to see a reduction in your bills.
5. Cooker with Electric Hob
The last on our list is the electric hob on a cooker, costing you around £8.93, with an average consumption of 26.25 kWh per month. Switching to slow cookers, air fryers, or the microwave are good ideas to keep costs down in the kitchen.
The first step to keep your energy bill low is identifying the home appliances eating up your allowance. Keep the above items in mind and stay on top of the energy price crisis.
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