What Uses The Most Electricity At Home? Quick! Without taking ages to think about it, answer this question— What’s responsible for the most electricity usage in your home? And no fair naming people; we’re talking about things.
Did you say the lights? No? Maybe you suddenly had guilty visions of yourself and a favorite video game. Lights and video games make sense, really. They’ve certainly carried their share of the blame through the years for over-the-top electric bills.
And as for wounding rebellious aliens, it does tend to end up wounding your budget as well. However, lights and video games aren’t the biggest electricity usage culprits.
Surprised? Just wait. You might be even more surprised after you read our list of— What Uses The Most Electricity At Home?
Yes, the worst offenders are the ones which keep us the most comfortable. Air conditioning accounts for 40% of the electricity used at home.
Most of us don’t give the water heater a thought—until something out of the ordinary happens. When our warm, comfortable shower suddenly becomes an icy form of torture, the water heater takes center stage.
Until then, it quietly sucks up nearly 17% of a home’s available energy.
Right behind the water heater, in the race for electricity usage, comes the refrigerator at 13.7%. Considering the fact that, up until now, the appliances we’ve mentioned serve a whole house, this is amazing.
Heaters, air conditioners, and water heaters have to put out a lot of energy. Their jobs are relatively unrestricted. A refrigerator, on the other hand, is enclosed.
Why do refrigerators use so much electricity? One main reason is that if warm air or moisture gets inside your fridge, the compressor works even harder. That means it will draw more energy.
Those three are the biggies. Of course, there are also electricity drainers such as:
But why just list electricity gobblers? We want to also list ways to help. Otherwise, it would be like going for a walk with a friend. We tell the friend their shoelace is untied, then continue to walk. The friend needs a chance to tie their shoes so they can keep walking, too.
With that in mind, here are some ways to help your appliances go on an electricity diet. Make them cut down on their energy gobbling.
All of these solutions, we have successfully tried, except the programmable. thermostat. We heard positive things from others who had the money to try it, though.