ENERGY bills are set to jump up later this year so it's useful to know how much running your appliances costs.
Hoovers are an essential part of any functioning household, but you might not know how much they add to your bills.
The Sun spoke to the energy team at Go Compare to find out the cost of running the appliance based on the current price cap and the new one, which comes into effect from October 1.
The team's calculations were based on the price of using a hoover for one minute, 30 minutes, and then a year based on 30 minutes of usage a week.
Of course, hoovers vary in power, so Go Compare's figures are based on vacuums ranging in power from 650 watts to 2200 watts.
That means the prices below won't always reflect what you'll actually pay, but they do give an indication.
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You should check the wattage of your hoover to find out how much you might pay.
How much does it cost to run a hoover?
The cost of energy is currently 28p per kWh for electricity, on average, but the exact cost will depend on the tariff you're on.
That will go up to 52p per kWh from October 1.
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Go Compare estimate the cost of hoovering for one minute based on the current price cap is between roughly 0.3p and 1p, while on the October price cap this rises to between roughly 0.56p and 1.9p.
The cost of hoovering for 30 minutes based on the current price cap is between roughly 9p and 31p, while under the October price cap this rises to between 17p and 57p.
If you were to hoover 30 minutes a week, for a whole year, it would cost you roughly between £4.68 and £16.12 under the current price cap, while from October 1 you'd be paying between £8.84 and £29.64.
That means over the course of a year, you could be paying around £14 more to use a hoover under the October price cap.
Where's the best place to buy a hoover?
Households will be looking to cut back on costs wherever possible, and knowing where to get the cheapest hoover is a good start.
We had a quick look online to see where you might be able to pick up the best deals.
Toolstation is selling a Wessex 18L Wet and Dry Vacuum for £39.98 while Dunelm is selling one for £40.
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