Want to save money on your energy bills?
Ever wondered how much it costs to run your daily appliances?
Are you someone who switches on appliances in your home daily without a thought about how much they cost to run? Want to know what you are spending and on what? Check out our handy list below to find out exactly what you are spending your money on!
Light bulbs: around 0.5p an hour
Energy efficient light bulbs use around one unit of electricity and gives off 40 hours worth of light. For roughly 0.5p an hour worth of energy, there's never been a better excuse to switch to energy efficient light bulbs.
Kettle: around 2.5p to boil a full kettle
With an average kettle holding 1.5 pints and using around one unit of electricity to boil 12 pints of water (or 8 x 1.5 pint-full kettles) - so that's around 2.5p every time you boil a full kettle.
Electric cooker: £2.98 a week
Most electric cookers use on average, 15 units of electricity. That means, cooking a week's worth of meals for a family of four will cost £2.98. Of course, costs will be heavily dependant on the cooker you have, how often you use it and how energy efficient it is.
Slow cooker: around 2.5p an hour
The average slow cooker uses around one unit an hour of electricity or 20p to power eight hours of cooking - that's roughly 2.5p per hour.
Fridge freezer: around 30p a day
One of the homes priority appliances. As these items are left on all the time, it is important that you try to use the most energy efficient ones available. On average, fridge freezers generally use between one and two units of electricity per day. that's around 20-40p, so on average, 30p
Washing machine: around 50p per one hour wash
A washing machine can take around 2.5 units of electricity on average, that's roughly about 50p to run an hour long wash.
Iron: around 10 or 20p an hour
Your iron probably used around 0.5-1 unit of electricity (around 10-20p) for every hour you use it. Fun Fact: most irons usually cost around £4.50 a year to run!
PC: around 6-7p an hour
The average PC needs one unit of electricity (roughly 20p) to run for three hours. A desktop computer costs around £24 a year to run - but laptops are much cheaper at just £4 a year.
TV: around 2p an hour
Don't feel guilty when binge watching your favourite shows with your TV using around 1 unit of electricity for approximately 10 hours of viewing. With the average family spending about £67 a year powering their TV, DVD player and set top box.
Games console: around 6-7p an hour
On average, games consoles use one unit of electricity to power 3 hours of game play. The average household spends £7 a year powering their consoles, with some being slightly cheaper than others. The Wii costs around £6 a year, the Xbox costs £8 and the Playstation costs around £9 a year.
We hope this this has served you some purpose. Let us know if there are any appliances you would like to know the breakdown for. Happy savings!