“TVs do not use that much energy when on standby mode” and “Smart meters use more electricity than I would be saving” are both common energy myths that stop people from saving money.
So, how much electricity does a TV use? Is it cheaper to leave heating on low all the time? Find out with our myth-busting energy facts.
It turns out an A-rated 60” TV can consume around £33 of electricity a year whereas a 22” TV only consumes around £6 per year.
Owning a smaller TV can save you up to £27 a year.
The power consumption of household appliances can vary massively.
Despite new appliances using up to 25% less energy, American-style side-by-side refrigerators can cost nearly £60 a year to run.
That answer can vary.
However, what we do know is that you could save up to £75 a year just by turning the heating down by a mere one degree.
Despite using only a minimal amount, Smart meters constantly show you your energy usage and costs, helping you to track your consumption around the home.
The washing machine power consumption figure can vary, however reducing your usage by only one cycle can save you up to £5 a year.
Imagine how much energy and money you could save by having the washing machine on less.
Fully charging an electric vehicle, which covers around 100 miles, costs around £2-£4.
This means you could potentially save £14 per 100 miles when driving an electric car.
As most households own more than one console, the amount of electricity that is used just to play video games could double, or even triple.
Reducing the number of games consoles in the home could have a positive impact on your energy bill, not to mention having to fork out for the latest Xbox and Playstation.
So there you have it, common household energy myths busted. How much money are you wasting because you believe these common myths?
Whether it’s a power-hungry fridge, or that old inefficient boiler that’s costing you an arm and a leg, a Smart meter can help you see what energy you’re using in pounds and pence.
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Please note: All cost savings are sourced from EnergySavingsTrust.org.uk, and are estimates only. Final savings will vary from home to home.