Most of us have a fair idea of which household appliances are the most power-hungry. But looking at the cost of bad habits (using the oven to bake a potato, boiling a full kettle for one cup of tea, etc) and how those costs mount up over time can be useful in motivating us to make small changes that we haven’t bothered about in the past.
There’s no shortage of advice available. Home energy Scotland is a great place to start if you’re looking for a full guide to saving energy in the home. The table below gives you an idea of the cost of running common appliances. Costs are calculated using current energy prices for Southern Scotland.