After arguing with our utility company who say we can't possibly use as much electricity as I have worked out we use, I googled to look at the national average. We use almost double 😳 Our annual electricity is 8000kwh and gas is 13000 kwh. We live in a four bed semi and use ALOT of appliances several times a day... tumble dryer, I'm looking at you! Our energy company maintains we use 3500kwh electric per year despite the fact our meter reading and recent bills suggest entirely differently.
I'm mortified at our double than average usage and have decided to turn over a new eco friendly leaf!
Tumble driers totally nom on electricity. I use mine sparingly because it’s scary how much that wheel whizzes round when it’s on. Maybe once a week I’ll stick it on for socks n knickers type stuff. A dry towel put in with the washing can cut the time it needs though.
We use about 6000kwh per year, we have a big farmhouse and lots of appliances - try to only use the tumble dryer when really necessary but with 5 (6 when DS1 is home) in the house there is a lot of washing/cooking/lights etc
We don't have gas but use oil for the boiler so I can't equate what that would be.