Have you ever wondered how much your electrical appliances are using? Did you know that by leaving your TV, kettle or toaster on standby you’re wasting electricity? This is why smart meters are an essential allowing you to see exactly what you’re spending. As well as saving money, smart meters also encourage us to decrease our carbon emissions, which are linked to climate change.
To help with both here is a breakdown of how much appliances are costing in the home:
- Smart TVs
Most TVs are using one unit of power over a 12hr period which works out at 2p an hour.
- Fridge freezer
Most fridge freezers cost about £39 a year to run. Larger fridges can cost up to £52 annually.
Dishwashers use around 2% of your energy bill costing between £23 and £43 to run annually.
Thought of as one of the more costly appliances, dryers use about £85 a year so are best used carefully.
An electric oven can be costly at about £90 annually, using approximately 3% of your total electricity bill.
- Heating and lighting
Heating systems are essential and can use up to 27% of all your electricity. Water heaters can use an additional 14% and lighting an estimated 12% – so it pays to save your energy where possible.
If you need more advice about electricity in the home, contact Bison Electrical today.