When your bills arrive, it can cause a lot of stress. Especially if they were higher than you were expecting. Your electricity bill is one of the common culprits for raising your blood pressure when opening a bill. That’s generally because different electrical appliances will use different amounts of electricity when switched on. So which appliances are your culprits? Here at K and M Maintenance we work across Lancashire and Cumbria to provide electrical support. As a result, we have produced this guide to appliances that raise your electricity bill.

appliances that raise your electricity bill

A space heater

The number one culprit is an electric heater or a space heater. These things can suck out electricity costing around 50% more money per hour than much larger appliances, such as the fridge. This is because, to produce the necessary heat, a lot of power is needed. If you want to save money on your electricity bills, try and only use the electric or space heater when necessary. If your home is really cold, why not look at cavity wall or loft insulation?

The fridge

Switched on 24/7, the fridge is one of the electrical appliances we would struggle to live without. But did you know that it is responsible for driving up your electricity bill? Of course, you cant just switch it off, but there are some tips to help you reduce the electrical cost of your fridge. These include:

  • ┬áMaking sure your fridge is set to the right temperature. The lower you set your fridge, the more electricity you will be using. However, the optimal temperature for a fridge is 4 degrees Celsius. So make sure that you don’t set a temperature lower than this if you don’t need to.
  • ┬áMaking sure your door seals are working on your fridge and that it is fully closed. Otherwise, cold air will be escaping from your fridge, making it work harder, using more electricity to keep a constant and steady temperate.

For more information, or if you would like your appliances tested to ensure they are working efficiently, why not contact the experts at K and M Maintenance today?