Appliances That Use Electricity When You Think They Are Off. - 30th September 2014
Appliances that use electricity when you think they are off.
This is called standby electricity. Most appliances that you can switch on with a remote control keep using electricity, slowly but steadily, often without you realising it.
Overnight, microwaves, TVs and DVD players continuously consume electricity. If your appliances' lights and clocks are on, they're using electricity.
Turning off appliances at the wall when you're not using them will make a noticeable saving to your energy bill over a year.
Your home entertainment products account for around half of standby electricity use in the home. These include your:
Other products that could be wasting electricity in standby mode could include:
Home office equipment
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