How much do celebrities spend on energy?
Think your energy bills are high? Have a thought for some of the most famous celebrities, who spend thousands of dollars to keep the lights on in their mansions. We’ve estimated the energy bills for some of the most lavish celebrity homes.
The Queen – Buckingham Palace
The official residence of the monarch is believed to be the house with the most expensive energy bills in the country at £ 1.1million per year. The cost includes £ 28,000 for lighting alone, which is hardly surprising given that the palace has 240 rooms spread over 77,000 square meters.
Sir Elton John – Woodside
The Rocketman star’s 3,000 square meter house in Windsor is 33 times the size of the average UK home, and its energy bill is 43 times higher than most households at a staggering 49 £ 139 per year. But if Sir Elton uses a standard variable tariff, he could save £ 13,744 a year by switching to a cheaper energy deal.
Robbie Williams – Holland Park
The former Take That singer owns an impressive ten-bedroom house in Holland Park, London. The £ 17.5million property has a gym, home cinema, 22 bathrooms and a cinema, all contributing to a hefty annual energy bill of over £ 33,000 sterling.
Jamie Oliver – Salle des Espagnes
Naked Chef’s Essex Residence has nine bedrooms, a swimming pool, and every cook’s staple – an Aga. We have estimated that Jamie spends £ 32,875 a year to power his £ 6million house.
Ed Sheeran – Sheeranville
One house is not enough for Ed Sheeran – he owns a collection of properties in Suffolk nicknamed “Sheeranville”, complete with a swimming pool, pub and recording studio. The 18-bedroom estate is believed to cost the star more than £ 21,000 a year in energy bills.
We’ve rounded up ten of the UK’s finest celebrity mansions. Let’s take a look at what could be behind these shocking energy bills:
While you might not have to worry about a recording studio or home theater, the daily power consumption can add up. Fortunately there are easy ways to reduce your bills. It can be as simple as lowering your thermostat by 1oC (which can save ordinary households up to £ 80 a year) and unplugging appliances you aren’t using.
If you aren’t put off by those celebrity bills, use our calculator to find out how much energy your dream home could cost.
Sarah Broomfield, Energy Expert at Uswitch, comments: “If you’ve ever opened your energy bill and had a shock, think about poor Sir Elton.
“Fortunately, most of these celebrities don’t have to worry about paying their bills, but celebrity or not, there is always a benefit to reducing the amount of energy you use.
“Sometimes it can be as simple as closing the windows, turning off the lights when you leave the room, and lowering the thermostat, but for Sir Elton it can mean lowering the temperature in his pool.
“Changing tariffs is another great way to reduce those utility bills. If you use a standard variable rate you can save an average of £ 216 * per year by switching products, so search online and compare the available offers. ”
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* Between July 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, people who switched energy providers for gas and electricity with Uswitch saved an average of £ 216.