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Saving energy: Which household appliances use the most energy?

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November 16, 2022

If - like us (and millions of others) - you’re beginning to dread the arrival of your energy bill, you’ll be eager to learn how much money you actually spend using different household appliances, because it could be more than you expect.

According to the research here is the list of appliances with their yearly cost:

1. Dishwasher:
1003 hours and 45 minutes
1,355,063
£266.00

2. Fridge freezer
8760 hours (1 Year)
1,314,000
£257.94

3. Tumble Dryer
273 hours and 45 minutes
684,375
£134.34

4. Slow cooker
2555 hours
434,350
£85.26

5. Gas cooker
273 hours and 45 minutes
416,100
£81.68

6. Oven
182 hours and 30 minutes
392,375
£77.02

7. Grill
243 hours and 20 minutes
365,000
£71.65

8. Freezer
8760 hours (1 Year)
350,400
£68.78

9. Electric cooker
273 hours and 45 minutes
298,388
£58.57

10. Air fryer
182 hours and 30 minutes
273,750
£53.74

11. Kettle
60 hours and 50 minutes
127,750
£25.08

12. Pressure cooker
121 hours and 40 minutes
121,667
£23.88

13. Microwave
91 hours and 15 minutes
104,938
£20.60

14. Washing machine
182 hours and 30 minutes
91,250
£17.91

15. Rice cooker
182 hours and 30 minutes
91,250
£17.91

16. Coffee machine
60 hours and 50 minutes
85,167
£16.72

17. Toaster
30 hours and 25 minutes
39,542
£7.76

18. Food processor
60 hours and 50 minutes
21,292
£4.18

19. Juicer
30 hours and 25 minutes
10,646
£2.09

20. Blender
12 hours 10 minutes
4,258
£0.90

No doubt, if you’re using the majority of these appliances for extended periods of time, costs will add up! But, not to worry, you can reduce your energy use daily just by changing a few simple steps.

  • Try to avoid leaving your appliances on standby or switched on when they’re not in use.
  • You may also save some money by ensuring you use the right size appliance for your needs. For example; if you buy a family-sized dishwasher but never manage to fill it with dirty dishes, you may be wasting energy and therefore money on your electricity bills. The same rule applies to most other appliances – from washing machines to kettles. Larger items will use more energy and end up costing you more.
  • Investing in smart appliances could also help you save on energy, as older appliances often use much more energy due to their lower efficiency rating.
  • Another tip – a mistake we’ve all been partial to make due to being in a rush or busy, make sure cooked food is cooled down before you put it in the fridge-freezer and don’t leave the doors open for long periods of time, close them properly and check the seals are working as they should.
  • On that note, try to keep your fridge-freezer out of the way of heat sources (like sunlight, your oven or radiators) and allow room for good ventilation by leaving gaps (5-10cm) between the sides, back and top.
  • Finally, changing your daily habits, like covering pots and pans with a lid, will also help you use less energy and save some cash in the long run.

Source:- onecallinsurance.com

 


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