If you’re like a typical American, you probably have nearly 30-40 appliances in your home that your routinely leave plugged in. The unfortunate thing is that most of these appliances you hardly ever use. Did you realize that even when these appliances are turned off that they are still devouring energy, racking up your utility bill?
The average U.S. household spends $110 a month and over $2,000 a year on energy costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Experts say that most appliances that remain plugged in only consume low levels of electricity, but some appliances, such as your TV and computer use quite a bit of electricity even when you’re not actively using them. Now each appliance on its own probably won’t affect your monthly bill too much, but with 30 devices sucking up energy altogether, the costs start to add up.
Many of our eyes grow a little larger every time we see that Total number at the bottom of our monthly bill. Once we’re able to register the reality of the number our mind frantically tries to conceive how such a number could be possible, I mean, do we really run our A/C that much?
Electricity Match created an info-graphic that gives you an overview of appliance usage in the home and how much electricity major appliances actually use and how much, on average, it costs you each month. The info-graphic also gives great tips and hacks you may not have thought of yet that will help you cut down on your monthly electric bill.