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How much electricity do household appliances consume

May 4, 2023

Electrical installations

How much electricity do household appliances consume

May 4, 2023

Electrical installations

Home appliances


You must have wondered at least once how much electricity your household appliance consumes and how it could affect your electricity bill. In this blog, you will get all the necessary information about how much electricity various household appliances consume, with some fun comparisons and useful tips.


Did you know that a lamp that burns all night consumes almost the same as laundry washing? That's because light bulbs consume about 60-100W per hour, and laundry washing about 500-1000W per hour. So, next time you leave the light on, think about how much money you're potentially losing.

And what about the refrigerator? It consumes about 100-200W per hour, and if you don’t defrost it regularly, ice can form which reduces efficiency and leads to higher energy consumption. The freezer consumes about 150-300W per hour, and when filled up to the brim, can consume up to 20% more energy.

Refrigerator in the kitchen
  • Now that you know how much electricity some of the most common household appliances consume, here are a few tips on how to reduce your costs:

  • Use LED bulbs instead of traditional bulbs - they are more energy efficient and can last longer.

  • Defrost your refrigerator and freezer regularly - this will reduce energy consumption and extend the life of your appliances.

  • Turn off devices that are not in use - even when powered off, some devices can still consume energy in standby mode.

  • Buy appliances with an A++ or A+++ energy efficiency label (they consume less energy and can save you money on your electricity bill in the long run).

With these tips, you can reduce your energy consumption and thus save money. When you're taking a break from using devices, use the time to relax and recharge in a different way - take a walk, meditate, or talk with friends and family.

We hope you found this blog helpful and informative, and that you enjoyed reading it!

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