Turn off appliances
Appliances left on standby will cost between £50 and £90 per year, so turn them off.
Even when an appliance is on standby it uses power. When you’re not using your appliances turn them off and unplug them. The living room accounts for 20% to 30% of all electricity usage in your home – so make sure all the equipment is turned off when it’s not in use.
The table below shows how much common appliances cost to run each year.
|Appliance||Cost per year|
|‘B’ rated tumble drier (7kg)*||£78|
|Cable or satellite box||£21|