- On September 12, 2017
Bills, bills, bills. They wake us up every morning and keep us working like a dog no matter what our physical, mental, and emotional conditions are. They say nothing is constant in this world, but monthly bills seem to be the exception.
While we try to be responsible by working day and night to pay the bills, we can make our burdens lighter by reducing these monthly expenses. In an effort to help you spare a few bucks in your electric consumption, we’re giving a list of the top home appliances that consume more electricity than the others.
Don’t worry though, you can still enjoy your freshly-brewed coffee because coffee makers only consume around $0.36 per hour.
Heating and Cooling System
$1.5 per hour
With a hot and humid climate like that of Singapore, it’s disadvantageous not to have a cooling system at home. But studies show that an air conditioning unit is the most hungry home appliance, consuming up to 15,000 watts per hour. That’s a total of a little less than two dollars hourly.
Now that you know it, you might want to slow than on your usage. If it’s cool enough or the summer months haven’t started yet, it is recommended to just use a fan for alower electricity consumption. To help you out, better check these helpful energy saving tips out to get you started.
$1.5-$2.25 per hour
Preparing meals using an oven is a more popular and convenient method due to its health benefits. On the other hand, cooking food using this kitchen appliance can also increase your power usage significantly. This is true, especially if you are planning to cook tough meats, like beef. Better plan ahead or just use your oven for special occasions to prevent your electricity bill from being too unmanageable.
$1.5 per hour
As opposed to heating water with the help of a gas stove, using an electric kettle is faster and far more convenient. All you need to do is fill the container with water, plug it into an electrical socket, and turn it on. After a few minutes, you can have hot water without all the hassle. But do keep in mind that with every hour you use an electric kettle, you’re also adding an amount to your power bill. To maximize your electric kettle’s use, better get a thermos container to store your hot water. In this way, you won’t have to heat water over and over again.
$.45 per hour
Every woman will always want to look good at all times. To accomplish that, ladies use a hot iron to straighten their hair. Basically, a hot iron uses electricity to generate heat that will help straighten out curly or fuzzy hair. Since this is the case, using a hot iron for a long amount of time everyday can really consume a lot of power.
Another variation that’s more common in households is a hot iron for clothes. This appliance is widely used to make our clothes neater and more presentable. If you have a lot of clothes that need to be ironed, this will really increase your power usage. The prudent thing to do with both of these appliances is to plan their respective usage for the whole week. It’s better to schedule one whole day to iron clothes or use it to prepare your hair for special occasions. You not only get to save more power, you are also extending the lifespan of these hot iron appliances.
$.40 per hour
It’s really a hassle if you need to dry your clothes during the rainy season. Since you can’t hang your clothes in the sun, most people would resort to a dryer. This handy appliance gives us the benefit of time and convenience when the sun is out and it’s raining. On the other hand, it also increases our usage of electricity. It’s wise to use this when there aren’t any options left and it’s all cloudy outside. But if it’s warm and bright, it’s better to hang your clothes rather than use a dryer on them.