In the living room

Every year, most households add around £40 to their annual electricity bill by leaving their appliances on standby. If you switch off using only a remote control, your appliance will remain on standby. To turn off electrical goods completely, switch them off at the plug or use the power button.

Try not to leave mobile phones or laptop computers on charge for longer than you need to. Unplug them as soon as they’ve finished charging.