Easy hot weather trick could shave £91 off your energy bill | The Sun

ENERGY costs are rising by the minute, and it's not always easy to know what's causing your bills to sky-rocket.

Often, kitchen appliances can add hundreds to you bills – even by using them day to day.

Energy bills rocketed by 54% in April, with the average annual bill now coming in at an eye-watering £1,971.

It is set to increase further in October, with latest estimates predicting bills will hit almost £4,000.

According to a new article by Which?, using a tumble dryer could cost around £91 a year.

But that's if you use a condenser dryer – which may be cheaper to buy but not the cheapest to run.

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You might save more money using an automatic or manual tumble dryer, which could cost only £1.46 per cycle.

Which? listed a host of cheap tumble dryers for this year, if you're not sure where to find one.

But, by not using a tumble dryer at all, you could shave up to £140 off your energy bill.

Emily Seymour, Which? sustainability editor, said: “It’s not surprising that tumble dryers are the appliances that cost the most to run so it’s worth thinking about drying your clothes outside when you can."

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You could save money by using a heated clothes airer too. This could cost as little as £26 a year to run.

How to cut down your energy usage – and save on bills

But the tumble dryer isn't the only pricy kitchen appliance.

Among other costly items are kettles, freezers and dishwashers.

But worry not – there are always ways to go about your daily chores without it having to cost the earth.

For example, if you are using a dishwasher, wait until you have a full load and use the eco-setting if you have one.

You could also consider using the microwave instead of an oven as these are much cheaper to run.

And there are even little hacks which you might not have thought about – leaving a kettle switched on at the wall adds around a fiver to your annual energy bill.

We chatted more about switching plugs off in this article, where one lady saved a whopping £180.

Meal prepping could also cut your food bills in half to roughly a tenner a week

You could try cutting down on bills you no longer need to pay – read more about that here.

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