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The devices quietly running up your energy bills.

By   27th June 2014.          Find Article Here:-

Which uses more energy in standby mode, a computer or a phone charger? You might be surprised

Millions of homes are using dangerous electrical appliances after manufacturers failed to recall them, it has been claimed.

A laser printer costs £18.26 a year to leave on standby, while a desktop PC costs £3.65. 

Most of us know that to cut our energy bills we should turn things like televisions and computer monitors off at the wall rather than leaving them in standby mode, which consumes power even when they’re not being used.

But smaller gadgets and appliances quietly running in the background could be pushing your energy bills up much faster than you realised.

The worst culprit in most homes is in fact a wireless router, which costs £21.92 a year on average while on standby, according to Ecotricity.

The green electricity company has compiled a list of the worst household offenders and the results may come as a surprise.

A laser printer for example costs £18.26 a year to leave on standby, while a desktop PC costs £3.65 and a plasma television costs £4.87.

The Energy Saving Trust estimates that an average household will spend up to £80 a year powering appliances left on standby and not in use.

Annual energy usage while on standby:

Wireless Router (e.g. BT Hub) – £21.92

Printer (Laser) – £18.26

Set-top (Satellite) – £18.26

Amplifier – £12.18

Compact Hi-Fi – £12.18

iPad charger – £12.18

Nintendo Wii – £12.18

Set-top box (Freeview) – £7.31

Alarm Clock – £6.09

Microsoft Xbox 360 – £6.09

Modem – £6.09

Sony PlayStation 3 – £6.09

Air freshener plug-in – £4.87

CD player / Tuner – £4.87

Television (Plasma) – £4.87

Video Player – £4.87

Inkjet printer – £4.26

Desktop PC – £3.65

Nintendo DS – £3.65

Oven (Electric) – £3.65

Microwave – £3.04

Television (CRT & LCD) – £3.04

Mobile phone charger – £2.44

PC monitor (CRT) – £2.44

Electric toothbrush – £1.22

Childs night light – £0.73

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