Households in this day and age have an increasing amount of electrical goods, including smartphones, laptops, tablets, an electric toothbrush, to name a few, but some of your kitchen appliances cannot be charged and thus need to be on at all times. Below we will see just how much electricity you consume to keep your kitchen appliances running; it may make you think twice the next time you turn your appliances on.
Energy efficient appliances
Energy Saving Top TipIf you are looking for a new washing machine always check its energy rating before buying. All washing machines have to have a minimum rating of A+ before being put onto the market, but the highest rating (meaning the most efficient) is A+++ and that means they can really help to conserve energy.
Top Fact for Saving EnergyWhen buying a new washing machine, look for an ‘eco cycle’ or ‘quick wash’. This setting will use less water, lower temperatures and will run for less time, therefore using less electricity. The new Samsung eco bubble lets you wash at 15 degrees for 20 minutes, with the same results as a 60-minute wash. This high efficiency feature is a big help when it comes to reducing your energy consumption.
Oven and cooker
Check the energy rating when buying a fridge.
Average appliance energy use
Figures taken from a minimum of 3 top appliances on the market today.
|Appliance||Yearly cost of lower efficiency appliance||Yearly cost of A+ and above appliance|
|Washing machine (x220 usage)||A £28||A+++ £14|
|Tumble dryer (x220 usage)||C £125||A+++ £40|
|Cookers (6x week usage)||A £77||A+ £56|
|Fridge freezer||A+ £46||A+++ £19|
|Dishwashers (1x week usage)||A £7||A+++ £5|
Table figures used with e.on’s standard variable 2017 tariff.
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