What uses the most electricity in the home? We examine your appliances

A father with a child looks into a fridge in the kitchen
What uses the most electricity in the home? You might be surprised... (Image credit: Getty)

If you're wondering 'What uses the most electricity in the home?' you're not alone. With fears over high energy prices at an all time high, householders across the UK are searching for ways to cut their energy consumption.

Understanding the high energy items in our households is a good place to start, with fridges, washing machines and other large ticket items all coming under the energy saving tips microscope.

Sam Webb

Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.