Where does it go? Is that what you wonder when you open the power bill? We've estimated typical running costs for a range of heating, kitchen, lighting and general household appliances so you can work out how to make the most effective savings in your home.

Where does it go?

We all know the obvious power hogs like plug-in electric heaters, but what about the less obvious ones? Do mobile phone or ipod chargers really save you much if you unplug them?

Our tables show typical running costs for a range of appliances - bathroom, kitchen and laundry; heating, cooling and lights; and general household appliances - so you can see where the dollars go. There are also ways you can make changes to knock back the bill:

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Typical running costs

Our tables compare typical running costs for a range of appliances with electricity costs of 25c/kWh.