Electricity bills are increasing and this situation is not expected to change in the near future. Therefore, it is important to know which electrical appliances consume the most electricity, which will help us lower our fees.

The Globenergia website has published very pessimistic estimates showing that in 2023 Electricity bills may increase by up to 297 percent. An easy way to lower your bills is to use the most power-hungry appliances wisely. What home appliances lead the way in this category?

It may come as a surprise to many that they consume the most energy per hour of work induction hobs. according to PGNiG Report During the year, an induction hob uses nearly three times more electricity than a refrigerator and more than five times more than a washing machine. This obviously translates to higher operating costs.

Many electrical appliances are short-lived, but they can consume a very large amount of electricity. This category includes, among others, electric kettles or microwaves. On the other hand, there are appliances such as refrigerators and computers that consume a small amount of energy but run continuously or at least for several hours a day. According to PGNiG estimates, the following devices consume the most electricity:

  • Induction hob – 748.25 kWh / year
  • Electric furnace – 496.4 kWh / year
  • Refrigerator – 270 kWh / year
  • Electric boiler – 240 kWh / year
  • Dishwasher – 237 kWh / year
  • Desktop computer – 197.1 kWh / year.

According to PGNiG estimates, the annual cost of using an induction hob exceeds PLN 500, but the cost of a desktop computer is about PLN 130. Interestingly, microwave ovens came relatively low in the ranking, costing an average of PLN 36 per year. The list of PGNiG is closed by smartphones whose cost of use does not exceed PLN 2 per year.

Claudia Stauska, journalist at Wirtualna Polska

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