This is getting ridiculous (energy prices - Strictly NO referrals!)

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I was surprised on how much more efficient appliances have become, a report I read recently said white goods are ~40% more efficient than one even a decade ago.

I swapped my 7 year old Samsung 48" for a 2021 Samsung 55" recently. It's using about 100w less in operation. Goes out the window when I play any HDR content though....
 
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Totted up my daily reading on remote smart meter - 57 from monday to sunday last proper meter was 60 - All I did was make sure wife turned oven on when we needed it instead of and hour before to warm it up,

I can't decide wether to buy a new fridge/freeze for garage as the one we have is 30yrs old - Are they massively more efficient these days.
 
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Totted up my daily reading on remote smart meter - 57 from monday to sunday last proper meter was 60 - All I did was make sure wife turned oven on when we needed it instead of and hour before to warm it up,

I can't decide wether to buy a new fridge/freeze for garage as the one we have is 30yrs old - Are they massively more efficient these days.
 
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Spending £700 to save money seems a bit odd. That's a lot of electricity. Wait for your current one to die.
For in your garage you should look at Beko, not many brands other than Beko work well in an unheated room.
 
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Best to just stick a cheap energy monitor on it for a month and see how much it is using. Giving the coils on the back a good dust and cleaning the seals will help as well.
 
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I got an air fryer yesterday as it was down to £40 in Tesco.

Fancied a snack last night so chucked a handful of frozen fries and scampi in there, done in 10 minutes from switching the machine on.

For stuff like that it seems that it should save an awful lot of power over pre-heating and using an oven.
 
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Nice increase oct
It'll still take quite a few years to pay for itself even if it lives up to the label.

If you want to go down the route of spending capital to save energy there's better value:


Just a random pick. £200 quid cheaper and labelled at 38kWH/annum more, it would pay for itself sooner.
 
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I've often wondered if an air fryer or combi microwave might be more efficient than a traditional electric oven/gas hob.

My logic being, yes they will cause a bigger power spike, but are turned on for a far shorter period of time.

Same with hoovers, a 1000w hoover uses more than a 500w hoover, but in theory you'll only be using it for half the time due to the better suction, so theres no efficiency gain or loss there, all else being equal, other than youll; spend more time hoovering with a lower power model.
 
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One thing with my electric hob which was installed by the builders in 2009 that the pilot light to indicate a plate is on - stopped working, about 6-8 months ago. I forgot to switch it off when cooking pasta. Felt the warmth from it 4 hours later. It was on the lowest setting

Think the job of replacing the bulb is more troublesome than it’s worth.
 
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I've often wondered if an air fryer or combi microwave might be more efficient than a traditional electric oven/gas hob.
problem is you end up with articles like this - gen Z journalist ?
The air fryer was the clear winner in the categories of both cost and time.
Using an air fryer saved 26 minutes in time and cost 22p less than using the oven. If I used the oven for this length of time every day over the span of a month, I would end up spending approximately £6.60 more than if I used an air fryer. Over a year, I would save £79.20 on switching appliances when cook just one meal a day.


like comparing a microwave with oven ...
who puts an oven on and cooks just one one thing - we'd usually do main course / desert(some for following day too) / baked-potatoes
 
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I don’t know if this was posted here but this is a dumb article imo.

It says that heat pumps could be 3 times more efficient that boilers. Fair enough. But then it suggests that your heat pump could be cheaper than a gas boiler due to the price of gas. Gas is 5x cheaper than electricity, not 3x. Not sure how the logic here stacks up.

Maybe running at lower temps helps?
 
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