Energy costs from 1st April 2023

If you pay for your energy by direct debit and you are no longer in a FIXED deal, the unit rates from 1 April 2023 will be:

  • Average 33.2p/kWh of electricity (slight decrease from 34p)
  • Average 10.3/kWh of gas (no change)
How much does it cost to run the washing machine?
  • From 1 April 2023, average annual washing machine running costs will be just under £76, or £6.30 a month.
  • The average household uses their washing machine four times a week: 208 times per year.
  • Costs could be higher or lower depending on your machine’s capacity, as well as your usage.
  • Smaller capacity machines cost less to run than larger ones, but a larger one is more practical if you’re frequently washing lots of laundry.
How much does it cost to run the dishwasher?
  • If you run your main dishwasher program five times a week, your average annual running cost for a full-size fully integrated dishwasher will be £84. Per month, it’ll cost an average £7. For a slimline freestanding dishwasher, it’s now £104.50, or £8.70 a month.
How much does it cost to run my fridge freezer?
  • Fridge-freezers account for a large part of your electricity bill, as they are on all the time and use a fair amount of power to keep your food cold. The average running cost will be £108 a year from April – or £9 a month.
  • There’s a significant difference depending on what type of appliance you have. The average integrated fridge freezer will cost nearly £89 a year (£7.40/month), while a freestanding model would be £98 (£8.16/month), and the average power-hungry American-style model will set you back £143 over a year (£11.91/month).
How much does it cost to run my built-in oven?
  • On average each year, you’ll be paying £76 a year or £6.33 a month for a double electric oven.
  • As gas is staying the same price, an average double gas oven will still cost £38 a year to run. Owners of single electric ovens will pay around £77 a year, or £6.40 a month, if they use it an average amount.
  • Seriously consider an Air Fryer!