Talk:Appliance power consumption

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A few years ago a mate challenged me to write down a list of the devices with 13A plugs in my household. The result was a staggering 65 items long, including the hot glue gun and the soldering iron but not the sixteen 4-way extension leads - now reduced a bit following a sort of mid-life decluttering purge.

I wonder ... would the list be better if it was divided into a few broad headings like "heating and ventilation", "cooking and laundry", "DIY tools" (of course) and perhaps "lifestyle"? I suggest this because "cookers" are getting a few entries, but an alphabetical listing with entries like "Cooker, hob, halogen" will look a bit over-efficient.

- Richard.

I think I would be inclined to see how popular the page is before getting too carried away polishing it... --John Rumm (talk) 01:28, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

Categorising things vaguely merely makes it far slower to find things. Probably in time it will creep into becoming aimed at folk that want to save energy. NT (talk) 17:47, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

Power consumption figures don't really tell you much of use in many energy saving situations. (i.e. rate of energy consumption and amount of energy consumption are not the same thing) --John Rumm (talk) 19:40, 10 August 2017 (UTC)