09 October 2018

How much does it cost to run your appliances?

Wouldn’t it be great if you knew how much it costs to run everyday appliances? Well here at Power Direct we’ve said “why not?” and introduced a mobile application which can do exactly that.

With the Power Direct app you can check the cost of power for running a number of any day appliances. Just log into your app, select the appliance from the menu and whalaa – knowledge!

How does this work?

Well let’s take your oven for instance, the standard oven is expected to use around 1.69 units of electricity per hour. This could differ slightly depending on the age and size of the oven at your house but it gives us a pretty good idea.

We then take into account the unit costs for your household, including the spot price and just like that we have the price it would cost for you to run your oven for an hour!

We know that with wholesale pricing your unit price can change regularly which is why you’ll see a 3 hour forecast. This lets you choose the right moment to run your larger appliances. You may not be able to hold off on putting on dinner but you could consider waiting a couple of hours to put on the laundry or dishwasher to really maximise your savings!

Below is the average units used per hour for a few of your other household appliances:

  • Washing Machine: 2.0kWh
  • Heat Pump: 1.0kWh
  • Dishwasher: 1.4kWh

Want to check out how much these would be costing you per hour? Download our mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.

Our mobile app also includes some handy usage graphs which you can find out more about by checking out our earlier blog: Our App.

With wholesale rates you are in control when it comes to your savings, being able to pick and choose when to use larger appliances to make the most of low rates helps our customers save big time.

If you haven’t already tried out wholesale power why not sign up today? With no fixed term contracts or break fees now is the perfect time to give us a go! 

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