Washing machine, dishwasher, dryer… Which everyday appliance consumes the most electricity in our home?
With rising energy prices and the problem of global warming, energy sobriety is increasingly taking its place in the public debate. In the height of summer, the government called on the French to “take small steps” to save energy. Some municipalities such as Lille and Marseille, just to name a few, have tackled the problem head on, for example by choosing to turn off the lights of different buildings.
Every day, many actions can help you reduce your energy consumption: unplug after use, unplug the wifi when you leave the house or even use LED bulbs. If these eco-gestures are important, it is also useful to learn more about the most energy-intensive appliances in our homes. This is what Statista has attempted to do based on data from the ADME (French Agency for Environment and Energy Management).
The dryer confirms its bad reputation
Oven, washing machine, hairdryer, computer…. The roughly one hundred electrical or electronic devices listed on average in each household have been sifted through. Its reputation from the point of view of electricity consumption is not a myth, according to the results of the study, the dryer remains the most energy-consuming appliance in a home. The lamps and the refrigerator complete the podium of the most energy-intensive appliances.
“With an average of over 300 kWh of electricity consumed per year (variable depending on the model and use), a dryer is about twice as delicious as a fridge-freezer, and three times more than a TV. “. German statistics portal. Dryers equip about a third of French homes. Then follow the dishwasher, the washing machine, the television, the desktop computer and finally the vacuum cleaner.
Statista also found big differences between the most efficient appliances (class A) and the most energy-intensive ones (class G). “The refrigerator, TV and dryer are examples of appliances where the most energy-efficient models have the greatest impact on a household’s consumption,” summarizes the graph. Clearly, by choosing greener models – but also more expensive to buy – you can save several thousand euros on your electricity bill if you can keep them for ten years. In these times, the game could be worth the candle.
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