Today, with the price of electricitywe must balance accounts and keep all our appliances and electronic devices in the home well controlled, not only keeping them unplugged when possible, but also only using them when necessary.
But it can be incredibly difficult to keep track of the huge amount of home appliances and for this the OCU wants to help us, and they are going to tell us which are the household appliances that spend the most and the least, both per month and per year.
They clarify that the consumption of electrical appliances represents 55% of the electrical energy that is spent in a home, and for this reason it is very important to keep track of them.
They collect that an average Spanish family consumes between 3,500 and 5,700 kWh per year. With an average electricity price of €0.30/kWh, this represents an annual cost of between €1,000 and €1,700.
That is why they have calculated the consumption of large household appliances, or the most popular ones, in Spanish homes, and these are the results.
The 5 appliances that consume the most electricity (Wh)
The other question that needs to be resolved is how much we spend when using each of the appliancesand for this they have translated the average consumption of each appliance into euros to find out what the monthly cost of each one is:
Of course, it clarifies the FATHER that if you are using heaters or electric stoves, a good part of the consumption will correspond to these heating devices since their power can range between 1500 and 3000 W.
These are the household appliances that spend the least
But we are in luck, because a series of household appliances consume very little Energy per year, such as the vacuum cleaner, the computer monitor or the iron:
The vacuum cleaner: 38 kWh per year on average, assuming 1 hour of use per week; which would correspond to about 12 euros per year. The computer monitor: 48 kWh per year, assuming 9 hours of daily use, which would be 1.4% of the total for the house, equivalent to about 14 euros per year. The iron: 108 kWh per year, assuming 1 hour of use per week, which is equivalent to about 34 euros per year.
On the other hand, they want us to take a look at those devices that consume at rest, that is, they are turned off but not completely.
Gas boiler: 27 kWh/year Alexa or Google type speakers: 26 kWh/year Robot vacuum cleaner: 23 kWh/year
They clarify that the consumption at rest, only of these three products that they have indicated, already supposes an annual expense of €24.
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