1. Tumble dryers

The experts at Utility Bidder said: “An average tumble dryer cycle uses 4.5 kWh per cycle, adding up to an average of 52.25kWh per month.

“If you can, hang your clothes to dry, especially during summer. Using the dryer uses a lot of energy, so hanging your clothes dry is a great way to save energy and money. Or use the dryer’s energy-saving setting.”

Britons can also use dehumidifiers close to a clothes airer to soak in the excess moisture or make the most of the sun in the winter months to aid drying.

2. Dishwashers

Dishwashers use an average of 3.6kWh per cycle, according to the experts, which can build up over time.

To save money, Britons are encouraged to only run the appliance when it is completely full, or opt to use the energy-saving setting.

If the dishwasher isn’t full, opt to hand wash the plates or mugs to save time and money.

3. Fridge freezers

Fridge freezers need to be on all of the time in order to keep food fresh, but this means they can significantly add to energy bills.

To save money, the experts recommended defrosting the fridge and freezer regularly, keeping the door closed as much as possible and only putting cold food in the fridge.

4. Washing machines

The experts explained: “Washing machines use an average of 2.1kWh per cycle. To save money, wash clothes in full loads, use the washing machine’s eco setting, and avoid using the pre-wash cycle.

“Most of the dirt and germs in your clothes can be removed with cold water, so use colder settings.”

5. Ovens

Gas ovens typically use an average of 1.5kWh per hour and an electric oven typically uses 0.87kWh per hour.

The pros noted: “To save money use the oven’s fan setting, and turn it off when not using it. Preheat your oven only when necessary, as preheating your oven uses energy, so only do it when you need to.”

James Longley, managing director at Utility Bidder, recommended unplugging appliances when not in use, avoiding leaving them on standby.

He also recommended cooking food in batches to save time and energy because the oven will only have to heat up once.

The expert added: “Use the microwave or toaster oven when possible. These appliances use less energy than your oven. If cooking for just one or two people consider investing in an air fryer.

“The average air fryer will cost you around 45p per hour, based on the current electricity rate.”