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Domestic Electricity Bills – Facts And Figures

Domestic Electricity Bills – Facts And Figures This post contains facts and figures about domestic electricity costs for the avergae UK household. All figures provided are approximate numbers – individual usage and appliance power consumptions will vary. The figures provided are representative to give our site users an idea of costs. Cost assumed to be 10 pence (UK) per Kilo Watt Hour. Fridges / freezers make up around 33% of your electricity bills. Lighting makes up around 10 to 15% of electricity bills. Electric water heating systems – heating water accounts for around 10 to 15% of electricity bills. CFL  light bulbs use around half the electricity of that of a normal light bulb. Heating bills rise by around 8% for every degree increase in the thermostat setting – this can save the average family around £80 annually. Appliances which create or remove heat such as boilers and heaters use more electricity than anything else. A heated towel rail will cost around £5 monthly to run. Laptops and notebooks use around 80% less electricity than a desktop computer.  Leaving electrical appliances on standby costs the average UK household around £28 annually. An energy efficient light bulb will cost about £7 per year less to run than a standard 100W bulb. A dishwasher on a 1 hour cycle costs around 30 pence per load. A tumble dryer will cost around 25 pence (UK) per hour to operate. Running a bath costs around 29 pence in electricity. A washing machine costs about 25 pence per load per hour An electric cooker cost about 75 pence per hour to operate A portable fan costs about 20 pence per hour to operate An iron costs...

What Is A Rewire?

What Is A Rewire? Electrical rewiring replaces some or all the electrical wiring of a property. A ‘rewire’ is often not just a rewire of the original building . cables; homeowners often replace, or add, electrical items, for instance sockets, light switches and consumer units.   Introduction To Planning For Rewiring Your Home Set a budget and stick to that budget– a guide which you should apply to all purchases. What to do not how to do it. Homeowners should always create a plan to tell the electrical engineers what to do, not how to do it. Plan for the next 25 years. A house rewire is only done about once every 25 years – the ‘timescale’ of a rewire is the next 25 years. Write down what you actually need, you can then go through the list with your chosen electrician. Check the electricians references and online reputation. This is a big job, it calls for a professional Get an agreement in writing which confirms exactly what is and what isn’t included in the rewire. Costs to Rewire a House Rewiring a home can be expensive (roughly £2500 for a 3 bed house) and has the potential to increase as you add items to the list. Each electrical socket will be around £50 for supply and fit, light fittings start at £10 – the cost can build...