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What appliances use the most electricity?

If you’re looking to lower your energy bill, you may want to know which appliances use the most power.These are the top energy-draining appliances in most homes based on average usage.

  1. Air conditioning and heating
  2. Water heater
  3. Lighting
  4. Clothes washer and dryer
  5. Refrigerator
  6. Oven
  7. Entertainment systems (TV/DVD)
  8. Dishwasher
  9. Computer

An experienced electrician can help you cut costs on your electricity bill by providing a full home inspection, identifying top power-drainers, and taking steps toward making your home more energy-efficient.

The energy we use is usually measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh); 1 kWh is equal to 1,000 watts working for one hour. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 30 percent of U.S. electricity going to power homes, which is more than either the commercial or industrial sector uses. This is because home appliances draw extreme amounts of energy. Even when the appliances are switched to off, they continue to pull electricity. The best way to save is to not only turn appliances off when you go to bed, but also unplug them from the outlet so they can not draw anymore electricity.

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