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Home Maintenance  /  September 8, 2021

Which Appliances Contribute the Most to Your Electricity Bill

These days, it is nearly impossible for U.S. households to own just three appliances and gadgets. This is primarily because these items are being utilized for almost all necessities. It is worth noting, however, that most of them contribute a lot to your energy consumption. Homeowners are always reminded that even those that use a relatively small amount of electricity can add a fair bit to your energy costs – if they’re constantly switched on or left on standby. To help you have a clearer view on this, we have listed them down here: 

  • Cooling and heating: 47% of energy use
    Water heater: 14% of energy use
    Washer and dryer: 13% of energy use
    Lighting: 12% of energy use
    Refrigerator: 4% of energy use
    Electric oven: 4% of energy use
    TV, DVD and cable box: 3% of energy use
    Dishwasher: 2% of energy use
    Computer: 1% of energy use

Practices to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient:

  • Unplug idle appliances. Standby power is one of the main factors that contribute to spikes in your bill. Experts say you can save up to $100 a year just by pulling the appliance plug off the wall. Make it a habit, and soon you won’t have to think about it.

  • Turn off your lights. This is considered a classic rule in saving energy. Turning off your lights is the simplest way you can lower your energy use. By keeping this habit, you can instantly reduce your electricity consumption and extend the life of your light bulb.

  • Invest in energy-efficient appliances. Make certain to check the ENERGY STAR® rating on your appliances before you purchase. The higher number of stars, the more energy-efficient the model is.

Whether you have home improvement projects or general home maintenance needs, you can count on Handyman Connection® of Mason to deliver quality workmanship and superior customer service. Contact us via (513) 733-3777, or get a free estimate here.

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