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# This is how much you can save on your bill if you change your old appliances

It is clear that not all the devices that we connect to the light consume the same. An oven is not the same as a computer, for example. However, within the same type there can be great differences. For this reason, in this article we are going to talk about how much you could save on your electricity bill if you decide change your older appliances. Especially those who have a higher consumption can represent a very important part of the bill.

## How much do you save by changing old appliances?

The exact amount will depend on several factors, since one device is not the same as another. That is to say, it is not the same to go from a refrigerator from 30 years ago to a super modern one, than to do it from a somewhat older model but without being more than 5-7 years old. The older they are, the greater the difference.

A clear example is that of a Fridge. If we have a very old model, even more than 30 years old, it can perfectly consume 60-80 kWh per month. On the other hand, a more modern and energy class A can consume about 15-20 kWh. The difference is important, as you see. You may be spending more than 4 times what you would consume with a more modern one. Now, how does that translate to the bill? That will depend on the rate you have, but we can say that the price is €0.15 per kWh, so you would save between €6.75 and €9 per month.

If we think of another widely used device such as the television, you can also have significant savings. It will logically depend on the size of the screen and how old or modern it is, but we can get an idea. Giving a specific example, an old television from a few years ago can consume over 300 W, while one with a current A energy label does not exceed 100. Even without having the most efficient model, we could save about 200 W. Of course, that will depend of the use we make.

We can calculate that we watch television for about 5 hours a day and the difference is those 200 W, so we would be saving 1 kWh each day. A month we could save 30 kWh, or what is the same about €4.50.

But the same can also be applied to a air-conditioning. The most modern ones can consume up to 50% less than an old one. According to the OCU, on average a modern air conditioner usually consumes 1 kWh. On the other hand, an older one could easily exceed 1.5 and even reach 2 kWh. If we go to an extreme, we can say that the saving is 1 kWh. If we use it 4 hours a day, for example, we would be saving 4 kWh. We are talking about a €18 difference per month.

Other devices such as dryers, dishwashers, ovens or even computers can also find big differences between the oldest and the most modern. Therefore, as you can see, you can save money every month. If you have very old appliances, the difference can be more than important. Depending on the use you give it, it could be very profitable for you to decide to change them in the short term. Only with those three examples in which we have focused you could save more than €30 per month perfectly.