It’s estimated that the average family could save at least £80 a year by turning off appliances instead of leaving them on standby when they’re not in use.
Clearly this is nothing new as most of us are fully aware that we should be turning things off (although whether we actually do or not is another matter) but I found it quite interesting to read a list of how much each appliance actually costs to run on standby.
You can see the full list here but the ones that stood out for me are these:
Wireless Router – £21.92
Printer (Laser) – £18.26
Set-top box (Sky) – £18.26
Hi-Fi – £12.18
Wii – £12.18
Xbox 360 – £6.09
I wouldn’t turn off our router but if I turn off our CD player, the printer, the games consoles and the Sky box when we’re not using them then that would save £67 a year.
Not a huge amount in the grand scheme of things but if you pay monthly, it would be around £5.50 a month less to pay and if you pay quarterly then you’d be saving about £16.50 a quarter less.
What do you think? Will you be turning off more things at the wall in future?
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