Appliance price breakdown

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!

Energy saving tips & how to save money on your bills

Looking to save money on your energy bills?  Not only does switching to Nabuh Energy allow you to cut costs, but we have come up with 10 tips to help you save even further.

Heating the home

1. By turning the thermostat down by even only 1 degree, you will be able to save as much as £60 a year!  Couple this up with wearing warmer clothes indoors, such as socks, slippers and a jumper, you will be able to see the savings mount up as you don’t us blast the heating as much.

2. On a sunny day, let the sun heat your home by opening your curtains and letting the warmth in, similarly, when it gets colder, the curtains being closed will keep the heat in!

Efficient cooking

3. Follow the trend and bulk prep your meals.  By cooking many meals in one oven, you are being efficient with the energy used with the oven.  This also allows you to ensure your fridge and freezer are filled, which in turn uses less energy than it would to cool/freeze empty ones!

4. After cooking, why not leave your oven open in order to heat the room? A way more efficient way to use all that energy than throwing it out with the extractor fan.

Energy saving with your washing

5. Wash your clothes at 30-40 degrees.  A washing machine uses 90% of it’s energy on heating the water.  By lessening the heat, you can keep clothes clean and save money!

6. Air drying your washing rather than using your dryer will save you heaps of cash!  This is an especially effective method during the warmer or windier months.

Save with your appliances

7. Make sure to unplug all of your appliances that you are not using regularly – even chargers (as they still use energy even when they are not charging).  This also means you should keep an eye out for appliances that may be left on standby.  By ensuring they are off at the socket or unplugged) you are ensuring they are off and saving you money!

Efficient home

8. Something work looking into is loft insulation.  Heat rises, and when it does, you want to ensure you are keeping as much as you can in your home.  As much as 25%  of the heat in your home can be disappearing through your loft space!

9. Having solar panels installed on your house could save you up to a third on your electricity bills, many Government schemes have installers that may install for free, something that is worth looking into!

10. If you fall into a particular category, need help with the cost of home improvements or are struggling with your energy bills, there are always opportunities available to you.  Speak with your local Citizens Advice Bureau for signposting and information to local schemes that may be able to help with any issues you may be currently facing.

 

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