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Appliances That Cost the Most on Your Electric Bill

Appliances That Cost the Most on Your Electric Bill

You turn the lights off when you leave a room, you unplug electronics when they aren’t in use, and you try to take the shortest showers possible. But your electricity bill each month remains high. If you’re looking for something to blame for your electric bill, the culprit is probably on this list. Here are the appliances that cost the most on your electric bill each month.

Temperature Control Systems

Temperature control systems consume the largest amount of energy compared to any other appliance in most households—especially homes located in particularly hot or cold climates. If you have an unusually high energy bill, your HVAC system is probably at fault. Fortunately, homeowners can reduce the amount of energy their HVAC system consumes in several different ways.

Improving the insulation in one’s household will prevent temperature-controlled air from escaping and reduce the amount of power the HVAC system puts out to keep the space at a comfortable temperature. To reduce costs even further, purchase a system that is the right size for your home and make sure to maintain it properly. Purchasing a system that’s too large will cause it to use more energy than necessary. By maintaining a properly sized system, you can prevent potential inefficiencies.

Water Heater

Aside from the temperature control system, the water heater generally takes the number two spot on the list of the largest consumers of energy in a home. Your water heater’s electricity consumption will depend on the volume of hot water you use. Taking colder showers, washing your clothing in cold water, and finding other ways to decrease the amount of hot water you use can help lower your monthly energy bill.

Refrigerator and Freezer

Your refrigerator and freezer never take a break. They constantly consume energy throughout the day and night to keep your food and drinks nice and cold. As such, these two devices are generally among the top appliances that cost the most on your electric bill. Unfortunately, you can’t just shut these devices off from time to time to save money. If you want to decrease the amount of energy your refrigerator and freezer consume each month, you’ll have to invest in a more eco-friendly model.

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