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Tips to Save on Household Bills

Updated on January 1, 2015

Lights

The energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) use 80% less energy and last up to 10 times longer.

Typically makes up for 6% of your household energy bill

Kitchen Appliances

Microwave, electric fryers, steamers and pressure cookers are much more efficient than an oven.

Typically makes up for 10% of your household energy bill

Energy Saving

 

The Fridge

An old inefficient fridge can use up to three times as much electricity of an equivalent new model.

Typically makes up for 12% of your household energy bill

Lights

The energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) use 80% less energy and last up to 10 times longer.

Typically makes up for 6% of your household energy bill

Kitchen Appliances

Microwave, electric fryers, steamers and pressure cookers are much more efficient than an oven.

Typically makes up for 10% of your household energy bill

Laundry Appliances

Clothes dryers use over 15 times more energy than washing machines, compared to a cold machine wash.

Typically makes up for 5% of your household energy bill

Lifestyle Appliances

Standby power can be up to 10% of the average electricity bill and costs up to £60 per year

Typically makes up for 4% of your household energy bill

Hot Water

A 4 minute shower uses the same energy as running a standard television for 16 hours

Typically makes up for 37% of your household energy bill

Heating

By installing ceiling insulation you can reduce your heating costs by up to 30 %

Typically makes up for 23% of your household energy bill

Miscellaneous

Typically makes up for 3% of your household energy bill

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    • highprofile profile imageAUTHOR

      highprofile 

      7 years ago from Hampshire

      Its for the electric showwers that most people have these days. The element that heats the water instantly takes up the most energy.

      Thanks for the comment Sofia...

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      Sofia Britts 

      7 years ago

      Wow, I didn't know that running a hot shower costs me that much in my energy bill. I guess I'd better apply these tips as soon as possible, since the last bill that came got me applying for cash advances. It was just too high! Aah, reckless usage of electricity. Regret indeed comes in the end. Thanks for these tips!

    • highprofile profile imageAUTHOR

      highprofile 

      9 years ago from Hampshire

      Thanks for your comment

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      Compu-Smart 

      9 years ago from London UK

      Great tips! as always its about looking after the pennys and the pounds will soon show!:)

      I don't know why people use a cloths dryer when clothes can be dried naturally most of the times!

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