Turn your appliances off at the power point / Eliminate standby power

Standby power accounts for 6% of average electricity use.

Not only should you turn appliances off to eliminate standby power, you need to turn them off at the power point/wall – not just on the appliance.

Almost all electronic devices draw power, even when they're switched off at the unit.

Over a year, a microwave will generally use more power to keep its clock running than it does in actually cooking food.

To make things easier, place multiple appliances on a single or multiple switch powerboard to avoid hard-to-reach spots.

Alternatively, at very low cost, you could buy “ecoswitches” or other types of switches that remotely switch off a power point or powerboard and all of the appliances connected to it.

Last Updated: 
Wed 09/03/2016

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