The retailer finds the top five “worst energy offenders” hiking up energy and gas bills for the average British household are washing machines, dishwashers, TVs and games consoles, kettles and fridge freezers.
However, Currys also pointed out some easy changes Britons can make that have the potential to drastically reduce energy bills by up to £336 per year.
Wet appliances – dishwashers, washer dryers and washing machines
Crowned as the worst offenders, washing machines, dishwashers and other wet appliances account for 25 percent of the total average household’s electrical use – and 15 percent of total energy bills costs, becoming the worst offender for using water and energy.
But, households can easily save energy and money by making use of the eco-setting, if your appliance has one.
According to Matt Manning, group carbon and environment manager at Currys: “A lot of people don’t realise their appliances have this function so it’s always worth checking the front of your machine. By switching a dishwasher onto an eco-setting, it can save the water use by 20 to 40 percent for each clean.”
Even if your machine doesn’t have an eco-setting, there are still ways that you can save both energy and pennies. Mr Manning explained: “Washing at a lower temperature of 30 degrees rather than having the temperature unnecessarily high is far more friendly on the environment as well as your wallet.”
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