Here's what each of your daily household appliances could be costing you.
Cost of boiling a kettle:
The average UK household boils their kettle 6 times a day, this costs roughly £25 a year- this comes to 6% of your energy bill!
Tip tip: only boil what you’re going to use- this can save you around £7 a year!
Cost of keeping my fridge on:
The average fridge costs £24 a year to run. This can range from £10 to over £60 a year depending on size and efficiency. The average fridge-freezer costs £62 a year to run. This can range from £15 to over £110 a year depending on size and efficiency.
Top tip: Keeping your fridge and freezer full helps them to retain the cold better, and they won't have to work as hard. If you don't have enough food, you can always add bags of ice or a jug of water. Also, setting your fridge to a temperature of 5 degrees Celsius will help use less electricity too.
And what about my freezer?
The average upright freezer costs £53 a year to run. This can range from £15 to over £100 a year depending on size and efficiency. The average chest freezer costs £48 a year to run
Top tip: Keeping your freezer free of frost and ice build-up will keep it running efficiently.
I have a dishwasher, how much is this costing me?
An average dishwasher cycle lasts for 2 hours and costs 17p each time it's used, 5 runs a week will cost you £42 a year.
Top tip: using the economy mode setting could save you £9 a year, and using the half-load program could save around a quarter of the water and energy of a normal cycle- so wait till your dishwasher is full before you run it!
Depending on your TV:
- The average CRT TV- old style TV box, used for 4 hours a day costs around £17.30 a year
- The average plasma TV used for 5.5 hours a day costs around £95 a year
- The average LCD TV used for 5.5 hours a day costs around £29 a year
Top tip: turning your TV off at the plug can save you around £17 a year!
What is the cost of me cooking?
On average an electric oven costs £42 a year if it's used under four times a week. That's 22p every time it's used. An electric hob costs £33 per year if used under four times a week. That's 16p every time they're used.
Top tip: When you can, use a microwave instead, this could save you 80% of the energy needed to heat you meal in the oven. Also, putting a lid on a saucepan can save 60% of the energy needed to cook a meal.
For more insight into what your appliances are costing you, check out our Loop Snoop!