The cost of electricity is significantly higher than in previous years due to the ongoing energy crisis, taking control of the appliances in your home is a great way to start saving energy and money.
Cost per hour
|Oil Filled Radiator||2000||2||60p|
|TV Box (Satellite, Cable, Freeview etc)||40||0.04||1p|
|Smart phone (charging)||2.5||0.0025||<1p|
If you want to find out what your own appliances use, it’s actually quite easy. It’s something you can get the kids involved in too.
Each electrical item in your home will have a sticker, usually on the back or bottom which shows its wattage. You’re most likely to know this for your microwave, as the wattage means you need to vary cooking times.
Once you find the wattage you divide this (÷) by 1000 to get the kWh (kilo-Watt hour) rating. A kWh is the unit of measurement we use to record energy consumption. Each unit on your electricity meter will be 1 kWh.
Once you have the kWh rating you then multiply (x) this by your tariff cost, at the moment it’s likely to be around 30p.
This may look like the following:
2500 watts ÷ 1000 = 2.5 kWh
2.5 kWh x 0.30 = 75p
If you’d like further advice on saving energy on running your appliances you can arrange a free and impartial advice call with one of the team.
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