Modern homes have far more electrical devices than ever, and as a consequence much more power is needed to run the average house. Advancements in the technology in our home from insulation to appliances have gone a long way to save power for Tamworth residents, however, there is still more that we can do!
Below we have listed some appliances commonly used in Tamworth and the amount of power they use.
The average amount of power used in Tamworth is based on:
- the size of your home
- the number of occupants in the home
- the number and type of appliances
- how and when the appliances are being used
- if you have appliances that use lots of energy for example pools, spas airconditioners
- tamworth’s hot summers and cold winters
COMMON APPLIANCE POWER USAGE
Firguring out how much electricity your appliance uses is relatively easy, check the label of the abblience where the amount used is measured in ‘W’ for watts or ‘kW’ for kilowatts. Here are some examples to help you get an idea of the amount of energy popular electrical items use.
Tamworth Electrician’s Tip! For larger items (dishwasher, fridge, freezer etc.) rather than moving out the appliance, a google search of the appliance will bring up a number of retailers who usually list this information in the product description/specificiations.
According to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 252,356 GWh of electricity was consumed across Australia in 2014/15 (see table L).
While the volumes may vary considerably, on average Australians use 38 per cent of their home energy on heating and cooling, 25 per cent on water heating, 16 per cent on electronics and appliances, 7 per cent on fridges and freezers, 7 per cent on lighting, 4 per cent on cooking and 3 per cent on stand-by power.
Want a pro to check things out for you and offer some tips to help lower your energy costs? We do Home Energy Audit’s in Tamworth and the surrounding areas.