Talk:Appliance power consumption
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.
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)
I was looking at it myself to see "where" the power is being used at home and for me "how often". I had a go at "electricity economy" a few years back and the only meaningful change was getting a set of LED bulbs for the ceiling lights. As a list, it's a fun/idle thing to write out from memory but I would need figures from my own specific appliances to make it useful to me.
There are so many times people have asked about power use in ukdiy, especially wrt ovens/cookers. Power consumption is obviously relevant to energy consumption, a 160w hoover that takes twice as long to use as a 1.8kW machine is going to use way less energy. This article could expand to explain where it can & can't be saved in each case. NT (talk) 22:54, 10 August 2017 (UTC)