Householders could be saving up to £500 a year just by switching off household gadgets at the wall.
That’s according to energy experts from money.co.uk who say millions of us are wasting energy and money by leaving our household appliances and gadgets switched on around the clock.
Now they have named some of the worst offenders when it comes to energy consuming gadgets and called on everyone to switch them off when they’re not needed, saying households can save up to £500 a year.
Money.co.uk’ s energy expert Ben Gallizzi said almost every UK household burns energy needlessly due to having devices switched on even when not in use.
He said: “Most people don’t realise how much power their devices are using even when they’re not turned on.
“Items such as televisions, computers and smart speakers all use a surprising amount of electricity even when they aren’t being actively used.
“Many of us have had to work from home over the past year and that’s also had an impact with many workers leaving laptops and phone chargers plugged in.
“We want people to be aware of the energy their devices are consuming even when they aren’t using them.
“It’s often best to turn a device off at the wall, that’s the only way you can really be sure that it isn’t using power and costing you money. So we are advising people to “ Don’t stand-by – just switch off ’.”
Here is money.co.uk’s run down of some of the easiest devices we can switch off to save money…