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How to save £336 on appliances that are skyrocketing your energy bills

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The appliances that are skyrocketing your energy bills have been revealed.

Appliances listed add an extra £336 to your energy bill.

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But you can avoid that overhead by making a few simple changes to how you use them.

Here are the five types of appliances that add to your energy bill and the changes you can make to save money, according to Currys.

What are power-hungry appliances?

  • Washing machines and dishwashers account for 25% of an average household’s total electricity bill.

  • Not turning off your TV or game consoles can consume up to 19% of your total electricity bill.

  • Kettles, along with other kitchen appliances like stoves and blenders, account for 19% of the average home’s energy consumption.

  • Refrigerators and freezers account for about 16% of an average household’s total electricity bill.

  • The wrong kind of lighting could also cost you £9 per bulb.

What changes can you make to save money on these devices?

“Wet” devices

Washing machines and dishwashers should be replaced with an eco-friendly one to save money, Currys Group carbon and environment manager Matt Manning told the Express.

He said: “A lot of people don’t realize their devices have this feature, so it’s always worth checking the front of your machine.”

You can also set your washing machine to a high speed spin to save around £40 a year.

Ditching the dishwasher and washing by hand could help save you money given that it costs £110.76 to use one a year, if you use it three times a week.

TVs and game consoles

Turning them off properly at the switch and not leaving them on standby means you could save £40 a year.

An extra £145 can be saved if you choose to buy energy-efficient gadgets when upgrading, Mr Manning said.

Cooking appliances

Turning them off properly could help you save money.

It’s important to note that overfilling your kettle can add £87 to your bill – so only fill it with the amount of water you actually need.

“Cold” devices

Refrigerators and freezers could increase your bills because they don’t work efficiently.

Not defrosting it could add another £150 a year.

Gaps in the doors could also cost you money.

Lighting

Switching to LED lights will help you save money, while ensuring you keep the lights off when you don’t need them.

What are other ways to save money on bills?

The government is giving all households a £200 rebate on their bills in April – but you’ll have to pay it back.

You could also be eligible for help from the £500million Household Support Fund, where councils offer help with bills and food.

The help available varies from country to country, so contact your local authority to find out what is on offer in your area.

Insulating your home could also save you £315 a year, and lowering the thermostat just one degree can save you £127.70 a year, according to energy experts USwitch.