Which Appliances Use the Most Energy?

Which Appliances Use the Most Energy?

Which Appliances Use the Most Energy? – Even when our electric consumption is fine, we look for necessary means to keep a low cost of energy consumption throughout the home. For example, in the United States, an individual pays an average bill of $0.131 per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

However, in 2015, the average electric consumption was up to 10,812 kWh in America, making it an average consumption of 901 kWh each month. The research found out an average individual pays up to $1416 each year on electricity. For example, a home in Louisiana has the highest annual electricity consumption of about 15,435 kWh, and Hawaii consumes the lowest at 6,166 kWh. However, this consumption fluctuates.

The research shows that many US residents use popular electricity appliances like washing machines, dishwashers, and televisions. In this blog, we’ll find out which home appliances consume the most energy and offer tips to help reduce energy consumption, which will reflect on your energy bill.

Which Appliances Use the Most Energy?

Wet appliances

Wet appliances consume more than 14% of the energy bill, making them the top consumers of electricity in the home. These wet consumers include the dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble. In addition, these machines need the power to heat the water, increasing consumption. You can reduce the cost of electricity consumed by these energy-hungry household appliances by washing clothes at a lower temperature. In addition, avoid washing half loads to reduce the use of water. As for the dishwasher, buy a dishwasher with an eco setting to reduce energy consumption.

Cold appliances

Cold appliances like freezers and fridges contribute more than 13% to energy bill costs. These appliances are designed to maintain standard temperature by constantly drawing power. In addition, the nature of these appliances makes them long-lasting in the home. Generally, a fridge-freezer can last for more than 17 years.

Since the appliances run on constant energy each day and have a lifespan of 17 years, it is best to buy an energy-efficient one. Also, you can consider buying the size of appliances that suits your immediate needs and the best-rated machine you can afford.

Consumer electronics

Consumer electronics have become prominent in our homes. These electronics range from laptops to TVs to video game consoles. Generally, homes can have many of these devices, raising energy consumption to 6%. Therefore, always switch off your devices when not in use to maintain a low energy consumption. Also, if you intend on buying a TV, get one that is energy efficient or purchase a smaller TV to save running costs.


The home is built with may lighten system, which takes more than 5% of energy consumption. You can reduce consumption by using halogen bulbs with LEDs. LEDs bulbs create cool and warm shades, enabling you to choose the type of light affect you need in your home. Replacing your home with LEDs bulbs may cost you about $160; meanwhile, it will save you $65 on bills annually.


Cooking covers about 4% of your energy bill—kitchen appliances such as hob, kettle, microwave, and oven consume high energy. Microwaves save more energy than ovens since they are only used to heat food. You can save some bills by avoiding overfilling the kettle.

For more information on ways to save energy, or for other heating and cooling needs, contact us at Pilchuck Heating.


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