Expert reveals which devices consume the most power when switched off

A MONEY-saving expert has revealed which devices consume the most power when switched off.

Household living costs will be cut massively by up to £1,300 this year, according to the latest UK economic outlook.

Remember to unplug or your bills could skyrocket


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And the energy price cap rose a whopping 54 per cent in April – meaning many Britons will skimp and save to stay afloat this year.

Now Discount Code’s Natalia Lachim has revealed which devices Brits should unplug rather than leave on standby.

While fridges and freezers obviously can’t be unplugged every night, Natalia says she does have some tips to cut down on her running costs The mirror.

He said: “With a fridge/freezer required to be on at all times, it’s not surprising that over 12 per cent of the entire household’s energy comes from the fridge/freezer alone, costing households around £114.24 a year.

“Of course a fridge/freezer cannot simply be switched off when not in use, there are ways to ensure it works as efficiently as possible, which means you pay the minimum necessary.

“Cleaning the fridge regularly, both inside and out, is the easiest way to ensure it’s running efficiently.

“Dusting the outside means dust doesn’t enter the system and affect its operation, and cleaning the inside and discarding expired food means the fridge doesn’t have to work as hard to keep food cool/frozen. “

Televisions are one of the biggest energy consumers in UK households – up to 98 per cent of UK households leave their sets on standby all the time.

Natalia explains: “A lot of people mistakenly assume that turning them off with the remote will turn them off completely – but that’s not always the case.

“If you leave the TV plugged in and on, it uses 1.3kWh. With the average electricity cost now being £0.28 per unit, this can add £132.86 a year to your bill.

“Games consoles tend to stay on and plugged in the same way televisions do, and are often overlooked. Simply making sure they are completely switched off can save £4.20 each day as a typical games console when left in standby uses a whopping 15kWh per hour.”

Meanwhile, kettles use around 0.3kWh when left plugged in, which adds up to £30.66 a year.

And leaving a phone charger on adds a whopping £20 to your annual bill. Expert reveals which devices consume the most power when switched off


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