Next summer, the electricity bill suddenly skyrocketed, many people “blame” the air conditioner. AC is a device that consumes a lot of electricity, but there are some electrical appliances at home that “silently” consume more electricity than AC that you often forget.
Device with time display
At the top of the list of “consumers” of electricity are devices with a time display, which are integrated in many new generation household appliances.
Typically: Washing machine, oven, microwave, rice cooker… This “small” display consumes up to 108 W of electricity in 24 hours, because in addition to the time display function, it also maintains a connection to the rest of the equipment system .
Every house leaves this device 24/7, but did you know the average power consumption of this Wifi transmitter is 6W/day. So, if you turn on the wifi router all day for 1 year, this device will consume about 368 kWh.
Therefore, when not in use and especially at night, these devices must be unplugged to save on electricity bills and maintain durability and longer service life.
Induction hobs typically have a standby power of 0.86 watts. If you always leave the induction cooker on standby, it will gradually damage the electrical circuit. Therefore, it is recommended to unplug the power plug when not in use. This will ensure the safety of your home induction cooker, and at the same time, it will also help you reduce your monthly electricity bill.
It can be considered the largest consumer of electricity in the family. Turns on all the way, so the refrigerator, even though it’s not very large in capacity, is the most power-consuming device.
The average small capacity refrigerator is 150 liters with a capacity of 100-150 W. In a day this refrigerator will consume about 4 kWh to 5 kWh. This is not a small capacity for household electrical appliances. When using the refrigerator, you must select the appropriate cooling and fan mode to save electricity significantly.
Desktops and laptops
Desktops and Laptops will still work in the background, even if you turn them off with the “Shutdown” command. On average, this device, using about 96W per day, that is, every month, the electricity consumption of the whole family will increase by about 3 “useless” electricity for each computer in the house.
In addition, this number will be 1.5 times higher if you have a habit of leaving the device in “Standby” mode.
Most of us just turn off the TV with the remote control. However, at that time, your device just goes into standby mode, doesn’t have to stop working and continues to consume large amounts of electricity.
Experiments show that the amount of electricity “consumed” by the TV even when it is not turned on can reach 24W / day. However, it should be noted that suddenly unplugging the power cord will endanger the life of the TV, unplugging the power cord before turning off the TV is also easy to cause electric shock.