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High energy using appliances in your home

04 January 2022

What home appliances use the most energy?

Today, we have many electrical devices and appliances in our home. We live our lives clicking, switching and plugging in and out. However, most people don’t realise that each appliance or device uses a different amount of electricity.

Typically, a home will use 4,200 kWh in a year.

Some homes will use more, some will use less energy. However, the key to understanding your home appliance energy usage is the number of kWh.

To better use your electricity, there are two simple steps to take.

  • Understand your high and low usage appliances

When you buy your next appliance or device, make sure that it is as energy efficient as possible so its doesn’t as much electricity as what it is replacing.

Home electrical appliances that heat or cool use the most is a great tip to remember. Kettles, Fridges, Ovens & Microwaves top the list.

  • Use them in a smart way

So once you know which appliances use the most, then the next step is to use them smartly. Maybe use them for a shorter period of time – such as an electric shower or maybe turn down the heat! – like a Washing Machine.

Look at the Setting that you use too. Do you use a setting for a Full Appliance when maybe another setting would work just as well. Do consider energy saving home appliances.

Limit the number of electrical appliances used at home at the same time. Also consider do you benefit from cheaper electricity at night?

Which appliances use the most electricity? 

  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dyer
  • Clothes Iron
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television (36 Inch)
  • Laptop Computer
  • Portable Radio
  • Electric Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Refrigerator
Electrical Appliance Typical Wattage Output per hr KwH Typical usage (hours) over 24 hours kWh
Washing Machine 650 0.65 1 0.650
Tumble Dyer 5000 5 0.5 2.500
Clothes Iron 1000 1 0.1 0.100
Dishwasher 1800 1.8 3 5.400
Electric Shower 8500 8.5 0.1 0.850
Hair Dryer 1500 1.5 0.2 0.300
Television (36 Inch) 200 0.2 10 2.000
Laptop Computer 60 0.06 8 0.480
Portable Radio 5 0.01 8 0.040
Electric Kettle 3000 3 0.25 0.750
Microwave 850 0.85 0.25 0.213
Toaster 1200 1.2 0.1 0.120
Vacuum Cleaner 1400 1.4 0.25 0.350
Refrigerator 180 0.18 24 4.320

Home Appliances Energy Usage or Consumption Table.

High energy using appliances in your homeHow can Pinergy help?

Check out some of our favourite energy saving tips first!

With Pinergy, we give you daily insights into how you are using energy in your home every 30 minutes, which means you can reduce your consumption and costs whilst taking control through our App.

You can choose between our fixed-rate electricity plans if you have a Smart Meter or Pay as You Go offers. You pay the way you want to pay and we’ll tell you how you’re doing with your energy use.

Call us on 0818 363 749 or explore our Home Energy Plans