Increase in the bill: how much will be spent on household appliances in the autumn?
With the increase in the cost of energy, in the last quarter of 2021 Italians are likely to have heavy repercussions in the bill: in particular, those who have remained with a rate belonging to the Tutelato, established quarterly by the authority, could suffer the sting.
But how much will the cost of using each individual appliance increase? How much more will it cost to dry your hair or vacuum?
To make the point is Selectra (selectra.net) – the free service that compares and activates the offers of electricity, gas and internet – che made a study to calculate how much the cost of the bill increased in the last quarter of the year the use of each household appliancefor a family who remained in the Protected Market.
For these consumers, according to Selectra estimates, the cost of using household appliances could increaseoverall, about 55% compared to the same period last year and 30% compared to the previous quarter.
To weigh in particular is the use of household appliances used for the heatingsuch as the electric heater or air conditioner, used in the coldest periods for rooms where the radiator is not present or in the hours when it is not on. In fact, these appliances, used for an average of 5 hours a day, will cost from 27 euros, in the case of the air conditioner (+10 euros approximately compared to last year), up to 67 euros in the monthly bill in the case of the electric stove, well 24 euros per month more than last year.
Particularly energy-intensive too electric water heater. Taking into account an average consumption for 3 people, it will cost about 34 euros in the bill with the rate of the Protected Market12 euros more than last year and 8 more than the previous quarter.
In the kitchen, who has the electric hob, will find himself spending around 27 euros per month for an hour and a half daily use, over 9 euros more than last year and 6 euros more than in previous months. The electric oveninstead, used for one hour three times a week, it will add around 6 euros to the monthly bill, 2 euros more than last year.
As for housework, the daily use of dishwasher And vacuum cleaner they will add over 8 euros per month for the electricity bill, 3 euros more than last year. Do the washing machine, considering 20 cycles per month, it will cost about 3 euros (one euro more than last year), while the cost of using the dryer, for the same number of cycles, will increase by almost 3 euros per month, amounting to About 8.5 euros. Finally, use the iron twice a week for about 2 hours will add over 12 euros to the monthly electricity bill in the last 3 months of 2021, 4.5 euros more than in 2020.
Attention also to the beauty routine: hairdryerfor an average use of half an hour a day, weighs over 7 euros per month, an increase of 2.5 euros compared to the previous year (+1.6 euros compared to the end of summer), while the hair straightener used every 2 days adds another 5 euros to the bill, almost 2 euros more than last year and +1.2 euros compared to September.
Keep on a TV with LED screen for 3 hours a day it will add less than 3 euros a month, an increase of just under 1 euro compared to last year. While those who work from home will have to consider about 5.5 euros per month for the PC used for 8 hours on working days and the router active 24 hours a day, an increase of 2 euros per month compared to last year.
Finally, the refrigeratoran indispensable appliance that is always on, could weigh today up to 5 euros in the monthly bill€ 1.8 more than last year and over € 1 more than in July-September this year.
To keep the costs on your bill, Selectra recommends choosing the appliances of one high energy classpay attention to your consumption and choose a good offer on the Free Market, for those who have remained with the Greater Protection Service. In fact, consumers who blocked the price of energy less than a year ago with a fixed price offer on the Free Market will not suffer any kind of increase in their bills compared to the previous quarter. As regards the change compared to last year, those who recently changed their offer on the Free Market, as the 12 months of the blocked price expired, suffered an increase in the bill but it is still four times lower than in the Protected Market.