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Compare how much electrical appliances cost to use

This advice applies to Scotland

Use this calculator to:

  • get an estimate of how much electrical appliances cost to run
  • compare energy costs for different appliances

This can help you reduce your energy costs and save money.

How to use the calculator

You can enter the rate you're paying for electricity to get the most accurate estimate. This is the amount you're charged for a single unit of electricity - it's measured in kilowatt hours (kWh).

If you don't know your rate, the calculator will use the national average.

If you have two different rates, enter the rate for the time of day you're going to use the appliance. For example, you might have two rates if you pay less for electricity at night.

Use the calculator

Add each electrical appliance you want to compare to your list.



How much your appliances might be costing you

Most expensive appliance

Your most expensive appliance in this list is your
. Based on an electricity charge of

How we estimate your costs

Your costs are based on the average amount of power used by appliances - this is called their ‘power rating’. You can check the average power ratings for different appliances on the Centre for Sustainable Energy's website.

Your appliances might cost more or less to run. This is only an estimate - it's not accurate enough to help you calculate what your electricity bill should come to.

Save money using your appliances

It's important you don't stop using essential appliances.

There are things you can do to save money when using your electrical appliances, for example, using a shorter cycle on your washing machine.

Check how to save money using your electrical appliances

You might be able to save money in other ways - check what help you can get with your energy bills.

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