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The 10 biggest energy consumers in households

September 4, 2017

Trying to save energy, but switching off the light switch just won’t make the difference?



Most households receive a shocking news once a year when the electricity bill makes its way to the mailboxes. Although the biggest energy consumers in households are in the kitchen and in the laundry room, our day-to-day behaviour has a further major impact on our electricity use. Therefore, it is important to have a look at the 10 biggest energy consumers in households:









1. The Refrigerator

Refrigerators and deep-freezers are the biggest energy consumers in households. The reason is simple: They are turned on day and night without interruption. Especially empty compartments as well as malfunctioning sealing contribute to an even higher consumption, since the created cooling simply vanishes in the air.










2. Washing Machine

Same as the refrigerator, the washing machine is a device that most of the people would not want to miss. Not only are we depending on it, also the incorrect using of the washing machine at times at which electricity is underlying raising prices, make its contribution to the overall electricity bill.



3. Tumble Dryer

From the washing machine in the dryer, and from the wallet to the electrical providers. The comfort of drying the laundry in the tumble dryer generates many costs. Especially not filling up the device leads to an inefficient use of energy and creates additional costs.





4. Dishwasher 

Everybody, who once had a dishwasher would never want to return to washing up under running water. Little does one care that besides water, the dishwasher also requires electricity. As using the dishwasher is however still favoured over getting hands wet, it often also leads to loads, which could have hold twice the amount of dishes.