25 Mar Did you know that leaving appliances on standby can add £86 to a yearly electricity bill?
Following on from a blog post we wrote not very long back surrounding how to save money on your electricity bills, we have been hitting up resources online and have found a startling bit of research.
According to this blog post over at The Guardian published June 2012, leaving appliances on standby could add between £50 and £85 to a yearly electricity bill, which is a fair old amount given the current economic crisis.
Up to 16% of an annual electricity bill is made up of standby power
Apparently, standby power usage accounts for between 9% and 16% of an annual electricity bill, where the average price of an annual electricity bill is £530 as of summer 2012 and according to the Energy Saving Trust (EST).
As we at BrightLec have pointed out before, the benefits of switching off appliances and not leaving them on standby is huge. You will save money, of course, but you will also be living a greener lifestyle at the same time without actually doing much at all.
Since this research came to light, new figures are set to be released in summer 2013 detailing whether our electricity usage has changed since last year.
What do you think? Is 16% of your annual electricity bill made up of standby power?
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