Home Appliances

The table below gives you an idea of which appliances in your household are contributing the most to your carbon footprint.

Appliance Average Usage Average Use Cost Per Yr kg C02 Per Yr
Microwave Oven 96 Times Per Year 0.945 kWh per use $18.37 39
Washing Machine 187 Washes Per Year 2kg load 0.63 kWh $23.86 51
Tumble Dryer 148 Uses Per Year 2.50 kWh per cycle $74.94 159
Kettle 1542 Uses Per Year 0.11 kWh per $34.23 73
Gas Oven 135.1 Uses Per Year 1.52 kWh per use $15.39 38
Electric Oven 135.1 Uses Per Year 1.56 kWh per use $42.69 91
Dishwasher at 55°C 110 Uses Per Year 1.07 kWh per use $23.84 51
Dishwasher at 65°C 135 Uses Per Year 1.44 kWh per use $39.37 84
Fridge-Freezer A++ 24 Hours A Day 206 kWh per year $41.72 89
Fridge-Freezer A+ 24 Hours A Day 270 kWh per year $54.68 116
Fridge-Freezer A 24 Hours A Day 408 kWh per year $82.64 175
Standard Light Bulb 4 Hours A Day 100W $29.57 63
Low Energy Light Bulb 4 Hours A Day 18W $5.32 11

The table below compares the various types of televisions and digital adapters, including on standby mode.

Television 34-37 inch

Average Use Per Day Average Use Cost Per Yr kg C02 Per Yr

Primary CRT

On Power 6.5 198.5 W $95.38 203

Primary CRT

Standby 17.5 4.2 W $5.42 12

Primary LCD

On Power 6.5 211.1 W $101.43 215

Primary LCD

Standby 17.5 1.8 W $2.32 5

Primary Plasma

On Power 6.5 263.9 W $126.81 269

Primary Plasma

Standby 17.5 3.6 W $4.65 10

Primary Rear projection

On Power 6.5 192.3 W $92.40 196

Primary Rear projection

Standby 17.5 2.0 W $2.59 5

Digital Adapter Terrestrial

On Power 6.5 7.1 W $3.40 7

Digital Adapter Terrestrial

Standby 17.5 6.4 W $8.28 18

Digital Adapter Terrestrial Recorder

On Power 6.5 17.6 W $8.46 18

Digital Adapter Terrestrial Recorder

Standby 17.5 11.3 W $14.62 31

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