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The Power-hungry Appliances Set To DOUBLE Your Annual Electricity Bill After Price Cap Rise

gemThe latest price cap hike will affect 24 million households and send the cost of using appliances soaring.

The energy price cap will be raised by 80% on October 1, The average household’s annual energy bill ranges from £1,971 to £3,549.

At the beginning of 2022, the average annual bill was £1,277, but the price cap is expected to be higher next year, possibly above £6,600.

Under the new price cap, making a kettle for a cup of tea will set you back £60 more in a year.

Although the cost of charging mobile phones and laptops will only increase by 20p and £5.85 a year respectively.

Energy regulator Ofgem estimates that the new unit price of electricity will rise from the current 28p to around 52p per kilowatt-hour.

There have also been widespread calls for new support packages to help families cope with the rising costs of struggling to survive this winter.

Data from consumer websites Which? Uswitch shows how much the cost of running electronics will increase based on the new energy price cap.

The price cap on energy bills will rise by 80% from 1 October, meaning the average annual energy bill per household will increase from £1,971 to £3,549

Washing machines use a lot of energy and running costs will be around £60 higher than this year

Washing machines use a lot of energy and running costs will be around £60 higher than this year

Higher price caps are expected, meaning these appliances will end up using more energy

Higher price caps are expected, meaning these appliances will end up using more energy

According to Uswitch, electric showers are the most power-hungry appliances, and based on average usage, they will cost £286.97 a year

According to Uswitch, electric showers are the most power-hungry appliances, and based on average usage, they will cost £286.97 a year

This washing machine It is one of the most commonly used devices and one of the hardest to reduce usage.

The average annual running cost of a washing machine will increase from just over £63 to over £117.

The total number may vary depending on how often you use your machine and its size.

To save as much money as possible, which? It is recommended to avoid small loads and only install one when the machine is about 80% full.

Lower temperature washing (30°C) can reduce energy use by an average of 38% compared to washing at 40°C.

average cost of operation Dryer It will almost double over the year, from £56 to £104 – with some expensive models expected to cost £359.

Bills are calculated based on using the machine on a standard program 3 times a week.

Instead of using the machines, hang them outside or indoors, but keep your windows open to avoid humidity and you can reduce your bill.

watch television Will be subject to a relatively small increase: £8.50.

A machine like a tumble dryer will be more expensive to use, but there are cheaper alternatives like hanging wet clothes outside

A machine like a tumble dryer will be more expensive to use, but there are cheaper alternatives like hanging wet clothes outside

Monthly energy costs will cost some households a monthly bill of £500, according to Uswitch

Monthly energy costs will cost some households a monthly bill of £500, according to Uswitch

The price of watching TV is almost the same, only a small increase of £8.50 is expected in a year

The price of watching TV is almost the same, only a small increase of £8.50 is expected in a year

On average, electric showers are the most expensive commonly used equipment, usually costing £159.43 a year, but after October 1, they will cost £286.97, according to Uswitch.

They are used an average of 1 hour and 27 minutes a week and will cost an extra £127.54 a year.

Fewer showers or cooler showers are the best way to save money.

Assuming five uses a week, the average cost of a dishwasher will rise from £83 to £153.

A smaller, cheaper running model will add almost £40.

Just like with a tumble dryer, implying that you don’t use a dishwasher and instead wash things by hand can save you money — although it does use more water.

Fridge freezers are common in every kitchen and are almost always open year-round.

Newer models are very energy efficient, but will still range from £73 to £136.

Apart from making sure the door is closed, the door seal is undamaged, and letting leftovers cool before refrigerating, there are few things you can do to save money on your refrigerator freezer.

Keeping your fridge freezer door closed is a way to save money as using the machine for a year is expected to cost £136

Keeping your fridge freezer door closed is a way to save money as using the machine for a year is expected to cost £136

Your energy bill will vary depending on whether you have gas or electricity bills.Microwaves are the cheapest option for heating food for a year

Your energy bill will vary depending on whether you have gas or electricity bills.Microwaves are the cheapest option for heating food for a year

Ovens use less electricity than other household appliances, with a single gas oven from just £20 a year and a single electric oven from £66.

From October, double electric ovens are available for £118, dual gas ovens £54, single electric ovens £122 and single gas ovens £43.

Microwaves, air fryers, or slow cookers are money-saving alternatives, or bulk cooking can reduce energy use.

Running a rice cooker typically costs 87p a day, a dual range typically costs 72p a day, and a gas range costs 33p a day.

A slow cooker costs 16p a day to run, while an air fryer typically adds 14p a day to its energy bill, while a microwave costs just 8p a day to use.

The study is based on an average of 43 minutes per day for cookware and 20 minutes per day for all other appliances.

Kettles will go from £76.51 to £137.72 a year.

Using more efficient appliances can often save families £287 a year, according to the study, which is part of a new campaign for Iceland’s budget supermarkets.

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