Which Five Appliances Use the Most Electricity in Your Home?

Which Five Appliances Use the Most Electricity in Your Home?

As household bills aren’t decreasing anytime soon, many of us are looking for ways to save money on our electricity bills. To help you cut down, here are the five domestic appliances use the most energy in your home.


Washing machines  

Washing machines are one of the most energy-consuming appliances in the home. When in use, washing machines need to heat the water they use to a set temperature.  


It is possible to reduce the energy consumption your washing machine by setting your temperature as low as you can, whilst still at a functional level to clean your clothes. 

Fridge freezers  

Fridge freezers account for about 13 per cent of a typical household energy bill, using a whopping 408kWh of power per year. Because fridge freezers are running 24 hours a day, they contribute heavily to your bill without you even thinking about it. 


Fridge freezers typically last longer than other household appliances, with an average lifespan of around 17 years. Make sure when buying a new one that you opt for an energy-efficient model to keep running costs down for years to come. 


Consider turning down the thermostat inside your fridge during the cooler months to help keep your bills lower. You may need to turn your fridge’s temperature up in the summer months due to higher room temperature. Make sure your fridge temperature is always low enough to keep your food cool and safe to consume. 



Cookers make up a considerable amount of your energy bills. Both electric hobs and ovens use large amounts of energy to run, so cooking bigger or multiple dishes at once – or using a microwave to warm food up – can cut down your bills. An electric hob uses 0.71kWh of energy per use, whilst an electric oven uses an average of 1.56kWh per use. 


Tumble dryers  

Tumble dryers are one of the biggest energy consumers in your home, using around 2.5kWh per cycle. The best way to cut down is to use the tumble dryer less – wait until you have a bigger load, dry your washing in well-ventilated rooms or hang it out to dry outside on warmer days. 


You could also invest in a heat pump tumble dryer. These models reuse hot air from the drying process, making them much more efficient. New affordable models have hit the market in recent years, so they’ve never been more accessible. 



According to Carbon Footprint, TVs are the most expensive appliance to run annually for many households. They only use 0.21kWh per hour, but with typical TVs on for six hours a day, they can top the appliance energy usage chart easily.  


Simple solutions for this are switching your TV off at the wall when not in use, as TVs on standby still use electricity, or cutting down on your screen time. 

If you need a new energy-efficient appliance for the home, contact our Salisbury-based team of engineers today.