How to save money on energy bills. Here is rough cost of use of washing machine, TV, refrigerator, boiler, lights, shower, bath, streaming services and more

We need find practical ways to save money to stop or slow down the slide into fuel poverty.

Please note there will be dramatic increases in prices in October 2022, January 2023 and onwards. Take a look below at projected increase in hourly use of a gas boiler for a three-bedroom house, as an example of future price increases.

You might find pointers to save money. I cannot vouchsafe for the accuracy of the cost usage of items listed below.

Do Google. You might find different figures. These are the figures I found through a lot of googling.

Read carefully through. Make a note of areas where you know it is wise to save money. Apply the change to these areas.

If you share a home, talk with others and with family members. friends and colleagues.

Set up an agreed strategy to reduce running costs.

Your savings on the fuel bill may help to stave off the worse of fuel poverty.

Here is the list of household items and running costs in £s and pennies

£1.00 = Euros 1.6; US 1.15; Israeli Shekels 3.90 Australian $1.70; Indian rupees 91.

• 8 KG washing machine (A) rating = 26 pence per cycle
• 8 KG washing machine (D Rating) = 55 pence per cycle

• Tumble Dryer – heat pump with A rating = £1.13 pence per cycle,
• Tumble Dryer – condenser – C Rating = £2. 33 pence per cycle

• Oven = 52 pence per hour
• Electric hob halogen per ring = 85 pence per hour.
• Electric hob induction per ring = £1.00 per hour

• Gas Central heating with 24 kW (for a three-bedroom house, up to 10 radiators) in 2019 = around 90 pence per hour – depending on the boiler and its eco rating.
• In October 2022, the same boiler will probably cost £3.50 per hour to run.

• Microwave 900 Watt = 47 pence per hour
• 200-Watt slow cooker = 10 pence per hour

  • Eletric blanket = 0.3 pence per hour

• One kilo watt fan heater or electric radiator = 52 pence per hour
• Two-kilowatt fan heater or electric heater = £1.04 per hour.
• Three-kilowatt immersion heater = £1.56 pence per hour.

  • LED light bulb 5 watt, = 0.26 Pence per hour
  • 40-watt lightbulb = 0.03 pence per hour
  • 60-watt light bulb = 0.06 pence per hour
  • 100-watt light bulb = 1.9 pence per hour

• 42-inch television = six pence per hour

• Computer monitor = one pence per hour
• X Box. One S = six pence per hour
• PS4 = seven pence per hour.

• Amazon Echo Dot = 0.2 pence per hour.
• Google nest mini speakers = 0.2 pence per hour

• Laptop = 2.5 pence per hour

• American style fridge freezer = 2.5 pence per hour. 60 pence per day.
• Freestanding fridge freezer = 1.45 pence per hour .35 pence per day
• Under the counter fridge = 0.6 pence per hour 16 pence per day

• 7.5 kwh electric shower = 6.5 pence per minute.
• 9.0 kwh electric shower = 7.8 pence per minute
• 10.8 kilo watt shower = 9.3 pence per minute

• Electric kettle = two pence per minute.

• A bath contains around 80 litres – around 60/80 pence per bath
• A water efficient shower uses 10 litres per minute – about 25 pence for three minutes

Cost of streaming services per month to television etc
• Netflix £10.99
• Amazon Prime Video £7.99
• Now TV £9.99
• Disney Plus £7.99
• Apple TV+ £4.99
• BritBox £5.99

How much each streaming service costs to watch per hour of content?

• Netflix: 34p an hour
• Amazon Prime Video: 25p an hour
• Now TV: 31p an hour
• Disney Plus: 25p an hour
• Apple TV Plus: 15p an hour
• BritBox: 18p an hour

The cost of streaming services in the UK – Overview

• Individual. Family
• Apple Music £9.99 £14.99 3 months
• Amazon Music Unlimited £9.99
• (£8.99 for Prime members) £14.99
• Spotify £9.99 £14.99 1 month
• Deezer £9.99 £14.99 1 month
• Tidal £9.99 £14.99 1 month
• SoundCloud £9.99 – 1 month
• YouTube Music £9.99 £14.99 1 month

Sky Television.
Starting from a basic £22.00 per month (£264.00 per year) and increasing after 18 months.
BBC Television license costs £159.00 per year.

• TVs and game consoles, which are usually left on standby, account for around 20 per cent of total electrical use in the average household.

How to beat unfair energy direct debit hikes

  • State your bill must show actual usage based on your meter readings.
  • Make sure your balance is zero.
  • Pay off any money you owe your supplier first.
  • If all else fails, you can make a formal complaint in writing to the business stating it is breaking the Retail Energy Code.
  • Ask that it lowers your direct debit payments or you will leave.

Do see if there is anything useful in this blog. Do pass link onto others.

Take care.

See link below to previous blog.

While UK energy companies look set within two years to make £170 billion in profits. Two thirds of UK households look set to go into fuel poverty by January 2023.

  • Dear Graham, Thank you. I have added a sentence at the start of the blog about heating the home and then with bullet point for a boiler in a three-bedroom house. It must be the most expense hourly cost in the home.

  • Hi Christopher.
    The 24kw boiler estimate you have supplied is based on gas priced at approx 3.8p per KWH back in 2019. The new gas rate, from October, is set at approx 15p per KWH, meaning a 24KW boiler will cost approx a WHOPPING £3.50 an hour to run.
    You may wish to amend.

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