The eight energy-sucking vampire appliances adding £500 to your bills

There are eight vampire appliances that could be adding up to £ 500 to your annual energy bills. It comes as the cost of living crisis continues to worsen, with prices hikes on everything from energy to National Insurance.

As reported by Birmingham Live, there are even hikes on council tax, water bills and subscriptions services like Netflix. Loop, a smart meter data analyst, has now revealed the eight energy-sucking appliances that are adding to the woes by costing you money while left on standby or switched on while not being used.

Steve Buckley, Head of Data Science at Loop, explains: “Many people I speak to are really worried about their energy bills right now, and sadly the situation is not set to improve for some time yet.

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“The reality is that the only way we can lower our energy bills right now is to reduce the amount of energy we use and the key to that is measuring our use. If you measure it, you can control it. If you measure it, you can see the impact of changes you make.

“Understanding whether your phantom load is low, medium or high is the first step towards reducing it and can lead to big savings. Our free app connects to your smart meter so you can benchmark against other households and track your usage and use the data to your advantage. You can easily identify the culprits draining your energy and adding pounds to your bills. “

The vampire appliances, such as underfloor heating or electric towel rails, could add a huge £ 429 a year on energy bills from next week. This will increase again to £ 512 a year when prices rise in October.

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Below is the list of top energy-sucking devices, according to Loop.

  • Second fridge
  • Desktop computers
  • Set-top box
  • Outdoor security lights
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Traditional electric heating
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Electric towel rail

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