Australian Home Appliances Operating Costs

According to information from the state website, domestic appliances consume up to one-third of the energy used annually in an average Australian home. This includes about 15% usage of electrical equipment like vacuum cleaners, irons, and kettles as well as approximately 9% use of freezers and refrigerators. Furthermore, dryers, one of the biggest energy consumers in Australia, are used in almost 50% of houses.

You only need to understand your power tariff and the wattage of your devices to calculate how much energy they consume. The price per kilowatt-hour of power is referred to as the electricity rate. The domestic peak tariff is typically 15 cents per kilowatt-hour (KWh).

1. Fan Heaters

It’s time to stop utilizing any transportable fan heaters in your home if you have used them. Each hour, the fan requires between 1000 and 2400W. You would typically pay between $0.30 and $0.70 for each hour of use.

Don’t be deceived by the device’s portability and modest size; if you’re not careful, it will cost you a lot to operate.

2. Cooling Fans

The power consumption of cooling fans varies. Every hour of use, the typical outdoor deck fans consume 250W. Desk or pedestal fans use 40W per hour to run, while typical ceiling fans use 65W. Rather than evaporative and frozen cooling systems, which consume about 1500W per hour to operate, you should choose fans to save money.

3. Clothes Dryers

You will require 4.6KW to run a dryer for an hour. You’ll pay about $1.40 an hour for that. Despite the cost seeming to be lower, it all equates.

4. Air Conditioners

A 2.5 KW air conditioner running at around 70% capacity for an hour in Australia’s sweltering summer will use more than 672 watts to produce the chilling effect. To cool two rooms, a 5KW unit will consume up to 1393W, while a 12KW unit will consume more than 3.5KW.

The usage can be decreased by locking any unoccupied rooms. The air conditioner will have increased your energy cost by $1.00 (for 3.5KW) per hour at 70 percent efficiency.

5. TV

For most houses, the size of the television is no longer important. The size, though, dictates how much you pay for energy costs. You should be prepared to spend on a big plasma TV if you need one.

About 19 percent of your monthly energy use is spent watching TV. Moreover, you will pay more than $26 a year by leaving the TV in standby mode. As a result, it is best to fully switch it off when you are not using it for entertainment.

Better Electricians can Help you Out!

Avoid using your household equipment in standby mode to lower the amount of energy they use annually. Your monthly energy bills are accounted for by about 10% of the appliances that are in standby mode.

To prevent that, turn off your appliances at the wall outlet. Use the correct-sized saucepans in your kitchen and change the settings correctly.

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