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Diagramming the appliances that use the most energy

Diagramming the appliances that use the most energy | green infographics | Scoop.it

Where does my electricity bill go?

The data included in our infographic is an average of our most recently tested appliances.

Our expert testers also identify the most efficient models on the market, which can save you significantly on running costs even against the average power consumption.


Electricity usage derived from product testing between 2011 and 2012. The infographic shows the hot water heater using the lion's share of the power. However this is based on electric hot water heaters using an off-peak rate. If you have solar, heat pump or high-efficiency gas, then your water heating costs are likely to be much lower.

As a general rule, the older your appliances are, the more likely they are to use more energy. For example in late-2009 over 50% of new TVs had an energy rating of less than 4 stars. By mid-2011 this number had dropped to less than 10%...

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Home Appliance Energy Use

Home Appliance Energy Use | green infographics | Scoop.it

In the United States, over 20% of our total energy consumption is residential. In fact, we are the 7th largest per capita consumer of residential energy. Where is all of that energy going? Explore the interactive site to understand more about how we consume energy in our homes. 

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