Over 2000 hours of energy wasted per year from standby
It’s not exactly a new, green message is it? Nothing new under the sun as they say, but according to latest research by the energy saving company, Bye Bye Standby, the message isn’t getting through yet, in the UK.
A heart stopping 41% of British householders still leave their appliances on standby when they are out at work all day. What is even more incredible is that 23% of householders leave electrical appliances on standby when they are away on holiday!
Every household leaving gadgets on standby when occupiers are out of the house, wastes over 2000 hours of energy per year.
Ok, so a TV only takes a minimal amount of electricity when in standby, but if you multiply that by the millions of TVs in this country alone; we could collectively save enough energy to power 2.7 million homes per year if we all switched off at the wall.
Shocking isn’t it?
In a world where fuel prices are increasing and our resources are running out, we’re still not getting the basic green message about switching off at the wall.
Here at Chez Green, we have one of those funky kill-a-watt meters. You plug them into an individual socket and they tell you how much energy you are using. Turning just our computers (which includes monitor, printer and router) off at night is saving us nearly forty pounds a year in electricity.
Imagine that multiplied by the number of gadgets in your home……….
Why not go and spend a few moments now walking around your house to see what you can switch off when you go out or go to bed?
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