Everyone has electronic appliances in their home that display a small red light. This stand-by function is convenient, you sit comfortably on your sofa and only need the remote control to switch the appliance on! But did you know that these appliances, even when switched off, consume energy? That little red light on your appliances also means that they continue to use energy all the time. It is a permanent power consumption that is generally given little importance. However, this consumption can cost you between €65 and €130 per year. A good reason to switch off all your appliances completely.
In every home, there are between 15 and 50 appliances that are constantly in stand-by mode. The approximate stand-by power consumption of small standard appliances such as computers, printers, telephones, televisions, microwaves and coffee machines is 300 kWh and costs 40€ per year.
You can easily measure the energy consumption of your electrical appliances. We lend out electricity meters, so you can test the electricity consumption practically and free of charge.
A few tips…
- Unplug your chargers.
- Some appliances consume electricity even after they have been switched off (TV, computer, monitor, washing machine, dishwasher, etc.). Use a switchable power strip and switch it off when the appliances are not in use.
- Unplug all your electrical appliances when you go on holiday.
- Look at the energy label every time you buy a new appliance.
If you implement this simple advice, you can save up to 10% electricity.