Which appliances use the most electricity in your home?
It’s no secret that the cost of electricity has increased in recent years. This is why it’s important that you use electrical items wisely, in order to reduce your electricity costs as much as possible. It’s also worth making sure that you are getting the best deal with your electricity. You may be able to change to electricity supplier if you can get a better deal elsewhere.
We are going to take a look at which appliances use the most electricity in your home. We are also going to give you some advice about how you can make sure these appliances are as energy efficient as possible.
• Heating and cooling systems in your home
It may not surprise you to learn that the heating and cooling systems in your home cost you the most money when it comes to electricity expenditure. They account for around 40% of your overall electricity usage. There are a few ways that you can cut down on the amount of money you use heating or cooling your home:
• Make sure your home is insulated effectively and that all external gaps and cracks are filled.
• Use systems that have thermostats so that you have control over their use.
• Make sure that you have double glazed windows in your home.
• All of these tips can help you save money when it comes to operating your heating or cooling system.
• Heating your water
When you consider the fact that heating the water in your home accounts for around 21% of your overall electric usage, you may decide not to have quite as many soothing hot baths. There are better ways to reduce the cost of heating your water though. You should make sure that you invest in an energy efficient water heater and that you have it serviced on a regular basis.
• The usage of household appliances
Appliances that you may have in your home account for around 33% of the total amount of electricity that you use in your home. The single most important question you need to ask yourself is which appliances do you really need? Do you really need that extra TV (TVs account for around 19% of electric usage). Do you need to have a dishwasher and a clothes dryer? These appliances may only account for around 2% of electricity usage each but you can still save a significant amount of money of you do not have them.
If you do have appliances in your home then you need to make sure they are switched off and unplugged when not in use. Appliances still draw on electricity even when they are switched off. The average amount of electricity used in this way is 4%.
Hopefully, we have given you some ideas about which appliances use the most electricity in your home and ensure your electricity bills are as low as they can be in future.