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In this blog from Propertyable, discover the 5 home appliances which cost you the most to run and steps you can take to save money on your home. Energy bills have risen massively in the last 12 months and are set to rise again, when the energy cap ends in April 2024. One way you […]
05 December 2022
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In this blog from Propertyable, discover the 5 home appliances which cost you the most to run and steps you can take to save money on your home.
Energy bills have risen massively in the last 12 months and are set to rise again, when the energy cap ends in April 2024.
One way you can reduce your monthly bill is to monitor your usage, but most people don’t realise what their appliances actually cost.
We at Propertyable have looked at some of the most commonly used household kitchen appliances, what they cost per hour to run and how much this could add to your monthly energy bill. You may be surprised by the top 5:
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Using 2 induction hob rings costs 56p per hour. If you used 2 hob rings for 30 minutes per day, this would equate to £8.40 per month.
A standard dishwasher cycle at 65 degrees costs 68p, so so if used once per day it would cost £20.40 per month.
Some people put their clothes in the dryer to iron out the creases. This doesn’t seem so strange when you think about how the household iron costs 74p per hour to run. If you iron for 3 hours per week this will cost £9.50 per month.
Many people believe that the rumble dryer is the most expensive kitchen appliance in their home. We found it to be third most expensive per hour, costing 85p per hour of drying. If the dryer was used for 90 minutes per day, this would cost £39 per month. Given the length of time this appliance is used for, it is still likely to be a major contributor to your energy bill.
Our test found that the most expensive kitchen appliance per hour was the kettle, costing 94p. If used for 5 minutes, 5 times a day, it will cost you £12 per month.
An A-grade washing machine 40-degree wash for 2 hours 10 minutes would cost 68p initially, followed by an average of 20p per hour. This will vary by different washing machines. A daily average 2hr 10 wash would cost 51p, or £15.30 per month.
The oven faired slightly better than the hob. At 86p per hour whilst heating up and then 7p per hour thereafter (average 19p per hour), using the oven for 40 minutes (10 heating up and 30 cooking) per evening will cost 17.5p per day or £5.25 a month.
The slow cooker is an efficient way of cooking, especially in the winter months, but at 6p per hour, with an average use of 4 hours per day, this would cost 24p per day to run or £7.20 per month, which is actually more than the oven.
The microwave at cost 46p per hour or £3.45 per month based on 15 minutes of usage per day and the air fryer at 51p per hour, with 15 minutes of cooking costing just 13p. Used once a day, this would mean a total cost of £3.90 per month.
The household toaster at 31p per hour. This means that 5 minutes of toasting will cost you 3 around 3p. If used twice per day this equates to £1.80 a month.
*test was done on typical charge of 34p/kwh (capped until 2024).
*monthly total based on 30 days
*costs may vary according to different types of appliances used and should only be used as a guide for comparison.
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