Save up to £55 a year by switching your appliances off at the wall and not leaving them on standby
With everyone thinking more about energy at the moment, we’ve put together some helpful tips to help save energy around the home. We teamed up with Energy Saving Trust to show you that by turning appliances off standby mode the average household could save up to £55 a year.
How to turn appliances off stand by?
Check the sockets around your home
Go around your home and check your plug sockets, if the switch next to the socket is on, whatever is plugged in may be using electricity while in standby mode.
Check the instructions for your appliances
Some satellite and digital TV recorders may need to be left plugged in so they can keep track of any programmes you want to record. So, make sure you’ve checked before switching them off at the mains.
Turn off the appliances at the source
If you find any appliances plugged in at the wall and the socket switch is on, turn it off. Almost all electrical appliances can be turned off at the plug without breaking up it's settings.
Check out which appliances use the most energy
Energy Saving Trust has compiled a list of the most energy hungry home appliances. Start here to make the biggest impact.
Is there help and advice for those worried about the rising costs of energy?
If you are worried about the rising cost of energy and being able to pay your energy bills, we have information on the support and help which may be available.
Our energy saving tips are courtesy of Nesta and Energy Saving Trust
It’s important that you use the energy you need to keep warm, safe and healthy at home. Please visit our trusted partners pages for more information on how to safely implement these tips within your home - Nesta and Energy Saving Trust
Eligibility may vary. Consumer action required. Maximum savings based on reductions from 8-minute shower, original boiler flow temperature of 80 degrees, and 22-degree thermostat, savings based on a three-bedroom, semi-detached, combi boiler gas-heated home in Great Britain, paying 6.9p/kWh for gas and 27.4p/kWh for electricity and correct as of October 2023. Figures on smart meter display are for illustrative purposes only.