Your monthly energy cost will double due to power-hungry equipment following the price cap increase


On October 1, the energy price limit will increase by 80%, taking the annual energy expenditure of a typical household from £1,971 to £3,549.

The average annual cost was £1,277 at the start of 2022, but the price limit is expected to increase significantly more the following year, possibly topping £6,600.

Under the new price cap, boiling a kettle for a cup of tea will cost you an extra £60 over the course of a year.

While the annual cost of recharging phones and laptops will only increase by 20p and £5.85 respectively.

The new unit tariffs for electricity, up from the current 28p, are expected to be around 52p per kWh, according to energy regulator Ofgem.

Additionally, there have been several proposals for additional assistance programs to help families cope with the spike in prices they will struggle to pay this winter.

The new energy price limit is expected to drive up the cost of using electrical equipment, according to data from consumer websites Which? and Uswitch.

On October 1, the price cap on energy bills will increase by 80%, causing the annual energy expenditure of a typical household to rise from £1,971 to £3,549.

The cost of running washing machines will rise by around £60 from this year’s level. They consume a lot of electricity.

It is expected that the price limit will increase even more, which would result in the devices needing even more power.

According to Uswitch, electric showers are the most power-hungry appliances, with an annual cost of £286.97 based on typical use.

One of the most used appliances that could be difficult to reduce consumption is the washing machine.

The average annual cost of running a washing machine would rise from just over £63 to over £117.

Depending on how often the machine is used and its size, the total amount may vary.

Who? advises avoiding small fillers and only putting them on when the machine is about 80% full to save as much money as possible.

Energy consumption can be reduced by 38% on average when washing at 30°C compared to 40°C.

The average annual cost of running a tumble dryer will nearly double from £56 to £104; some expensive ones are expected to cost up to £359.

The cost is estimated based on using the machine three times a week when running a standard program.

Bills can be saved by hanging them outdoors or indoors with the windows open to avoid moisture rather than using the machine.

There will be a small increase for watching TV: £8.50.

Although using machines like the dryer costs more, there are less expensive options, such as hanging damp clothes outside.

According to Uswitch, some homes are said to be paying £500 a month in energy bills.


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