Many people want to do their bit and save energy but are unsure of how best to go about it, or which appliances use the most power.
That’s the finding of a survey by Bidgley, which spoke to 1,400 consumers from across Europe. The organisation found that 45 per cent are unsure about which domestic appliances use the most energy.
Energy Live News reported on the findings, noting that although many people are unaware of the specifics of their energy consumption, more want to learn.
Among the things that they’re interested in is being sent itemised energy bills that show their usage broken down by appliance. Interestingly, receiving a more personalised service from their energy provider would be an incentive for 40 per cent of those questioned to stay with them.
A similar number also said they’d like to receive “proactive insights” on their energy usage to allow them to “correct inefficient behaviour before the billing cycle ends”.
In the UK, there has been a big drive to get homeowners to switch to a smart meter, which monitors energy use in real time and allows you to see when you’re using more power. However, research carried out last month by Which? found that half of smart meters stop working when people switch suppliers.
Although you’ll still be able to see your energy usage in real time, the meter will stop sending automatic readings to your supplier.
Making sure all your appliances are in good working order is one way to ensure you lower your energy use. If you need appliance repairs in Bournemouth, get in touch with us to find out how we can help.