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Using electrical appliances wisely

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Mohamed Hassan                Student Number: 20042512

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The cost of electricity in your home

You may not realise this but you may be using far too much electricity in your home than you need to. This leaflet’s aim is to provide you with cost saving tips as well as explaining what appliances use the most electricity in your home that you should limit their usage to save money on your bill.

Energy Consumption

Electrical household appliances can use a significant amount of energy.  The cost of running the appliances below can account for nearly half of your total annual fuel bill.  The table shows how long you can run some appliances you may have in your home for 6 pence.  You may be surprised!

Below is a table showing the watts that certain

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Middle

1000

1 hour

Kettle

2250

25 mins

Light bulb

60

16 hours

Low energy light bulb

11

41 hours

Microwave

750

80 mins

Oil-filled radiator

500-2500

25-120 mins

Panel heater

500-2500

80 mins

Refrigerator*

100-150

6-10 hours

Stereo

100

10 hours

Television

100

10 hours

Toaster

1000

1 hour

Tumble drier

2500

25 mins

Vacuum cleaner

500-1000

1-2 hours

Video recorder

110

9 hours

Washing machine

up to 3000

20 mins

Advice on ways to lower your electricity bill

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Conclusion

9) Use natural light. Longer days and a higher summer sun angle afford you an opportunity to let Mother Nature help with the energy bills. The trick is to admit light without summer heat gain or glare (or winter heat loss). Fortunately, you can control heat gain and glare with window coverings and window films, available at home improvement centres.

Though some of these methods may appear as though they will give you only minor relief from staggering electric bills, adopting several or all of them can result in significant overall savings. Many utilities charge higher rates for the portion of your electrical usage that exceeds baseline requirements. When you trim away the excess fat, you can dramatically lower your bills.

For further information on how to save money on your electrical bill or to find out about your electrical usage, below are a few useful links:

www.electricgreen.co.uk

www.uswitch.com/Energy/Reduce-Your-Electric-Bills.html

www.britishgas.co.ukwww.ukpower.co.uk

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