Mommy Katie: Power Bills: Appliances that give us the Biggest Shock

Friday, April 29, 2016

Power Bills: Appliances that give us the Biggest Shock

The monthly electric bill has long been the most expensive utility bill for homeowners. In America the average monthly residential electric bill is $110.21, according to the latest release from the U.S. Department of Energy. That’s over $2,300 spent ever year on electricity for your house.

Household appliances were invented to make life more comfortable and easier, improving our quality of life. It’s hard to imagine living without air conditioning, refrigerators or water heaters. These modern-day luxuries are costly to run though. Along with these major appliances, try and count how many devices or appliances in your home that require daily power usage. It starts to add up pretty quick.

Now, if you’re one of those people whose eyes grow abnormally large every time you locate the total number at the bottom of your utility bill, then read closely.

To help shed light on this subject and provide some assistance, Electricity Match created an infographic that gives you an overview of applianceusage in the home and how much electricity those appliances actually use. It averages out the cost to run your major appliances each month. The infographic also gives tips and hacks you may not have thought of yet that will help you cut down on your monthly electric bill.