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Here’s how much it will cost to use your appliances under the new energy price cap

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The cost of running a gas hob will increase by over £100 a year. (Yahoo News UK)

Ofgem’s latest price cap hike will cause the cost of using household appliances to skyrocket.

The energy regulator on Friday confirmed an 80% increase in its price cap, taking the average annual household energy bill from £1,971 to £3,549 from October 1.

At the start of the year, the average bill was £1,277.

With the price cap set to rise even further in January – amid record increases in global gas prices – there have been many calls for new Prime Minister Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak to implement new price caps. support to help households facing a desperate struggle this winter.

Watch: Energy price cap to rise over 80% to £3,549 from October

It comes as several charities and think tanks have warned that soaring energy costs will push many households into destitution and put children, the disabled and the elderly at grave risk.

While the bulk of sky-high new bills this winter will come from heating – according to the Resolution Foundation, 80% of annual gas consumption occurs in the winter when people heat their homes – the use of household appliances will also become more expensive with the new price cap.

Yahoo News UK analyzed data from Uswitch to estimate how much the prices of commonly used home appliances are expected to rise from October.

The costs of running three separate appliances will increase by over £100 a year.  (Yahoo News UK)

The costs of running three separate appliances will increase by over £100 a year. (Yahoo News UK)

The results are stark, with three commonly used devices set to cost over £100 extra a year under the new price cap. It means using…

  • electric showers, which are used an average of one hour and 27 minutes per week, will cost extra £127.54 per year, from £159.43 below the previous price cap of £286.97

  • gas hobs, used an average of two hours and 31 minutes per week, will cost extra €114.62 per year, from £143.28 to £257.90

  • electric hotplates, used on average two hours and 38 minutes per week, will cost extra €101.08 per year, from £126.85 to £227.93

Other notable increases – also based on average usage times – are the cost of making a cup of tea, with using a kettle expected to increase by an additional cost. £61.21 per annum, from £76.51 to £137.72.

Fridges/freezers, meanwhile, will cost extra £55.66 per year, from £69.57 to £125.23.

There’s better news elsewhere, though. The load on phones and laptops will only increase by 20p and £5.85 one year respectively.

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Watching television and using a washing machine also saw only relatively marginal increases: £8.50 and £12.95 one year respectively.

Although the overall cost of running household appliances is increasing dramatically, there are many steps households can take to ensure they are only using the energy they need.

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For example, the Energy Saving Trust calculates that households can save £55 a year just by remembering to switch appliances off in standby mode. Almost all electrical devices can be turned off at the socket without upsetting their programming.

Running washing machines on a 30°C cycle can also save money, while regularly defrosting fridges/freezers will reduce the amount of energy they use.