Saturday, 21 February 2015

Unplug Now and Save Energy

We are urging everyone to turn electrical items off to save money.

Around £65 a year can be saved on energy bills by not leaving electrical items on standby or plugged in.

This is a very simple step we can all take to live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle.

The simple rule is that anything with a clock or light on when not in use or that gets warm to the touch such as a phone charger plug will still be using energy and costing you money.

A TV left on standby uses on average 1.4 watts of electricity. This may not sound like much but add to it 2.2 watts for a microwave, three watts for a DVD player and 3.8 watts for a laptop plus other appliances left on, and this can add up over a year to about five per cent of the total electricity being used in your home.

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