These are the Appliances That Trigger Your Electricity Bill

An average household in Spain consumes around 4,000 kilowatts a year in electricity and the use of appliances account for a large part of this expenditure with a percentage of 61.8%, according to data from the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE). It is also advisable to check those devices that we have plugged in despite not being in use since the “stand by” mode It causes 6% of the electricity expenditure in a house. Today we can not do without these devices, but we must learn to use them efficiently in order to avoid triggering the receipt of the light and promote sustainable savings based on the IDAE Energy Guide.

Refrigerator. It is the appliance that consumes the most within our household with a percentage of 18.9% of total expenditure. Although its power is less than that of a dryer, its continuous use is responsible for its thrust within the bill. Since IDAE recommend allowing air to circulate through its rear and away from heat sources or direct sunlight. Among the savings tips are the importance of choosing a refrigerator with energy-efficient labeling, clean the back at least once a year and do not introduce hot foods.

TV. It is the second electrical device that spends more light, up to 7.5% compared to the rest of the components of our house. Experts advise choosing an LED screen to save energy and remember that TV monitor technology that More consumption is the cathode ray tube, while highlighting the importance of not leaving this appliance in “standby” mode.

Washing machine: This essential appliance in our lives It ranks third in the distribution of electricity consumption with 7.3%. In IDAE they remember that 80% of their energy consumption comes from water heating and therefore advise opting for low-temperature washes and choose “ECO” programs. It would also be advisable to consider the purchase of a thermo-efficient washing machine, since it reduces the heating time of the water.

Furnace: “It is a large consumer of energy (5.1%) when generating heat to high temperatures in a very short period of time.” These three tips are basic to reduce spending: it is not necessary to pre-heat for cooking longer than one hour, it should not be opened The door to check the food and should turn off ahead of time to take advantage of the residual heat.

Computer: The experts of Idae emphasize that in the expenditure of this Appliance, which consumes 4.6% of household energy, influences its typology since “laptops consume much less than desktop ones”. It is also important to use flat screens for greater savings.

Dishwasher: Although some may be surprised, its use can be more economical and ecological than hand washing as long as it is used full. 90% of its consumption occurs during water heating. Proper maintenance improves performance and Extends the life of the device. For this it is important to clean the filter and replace the rinse aid and the room. Do not rinse the dishes before putting it, it is enough to remove the food scraps.

Dryer: “It is one of the appliances that consumes the most energy, therefore, it is advisable to use it only in specific situations”, as extracted from the IDAE Energy Guide. To save energy, clothes should be centrifuged before putting them in the dryer. and choose the devices that consume less such as heat pump technology, the gas version and those that include progressive cooling cycles.

Small appliances: From IDAE warn that small appliances that beat or chop usually have low powers; But that those that produce heat, such as the food processor, the iron or the dryer, “have higher powers and give rise to significant consumption’.