Did you know that…
Just 5% of the power used by a phone charger is used to charge the phone - that’s why it’s vital to turn it off when you’re done!
Most microwaves use more power keeping their digital clock on standby than they do actually heating food.
In an average household, 75% of the electricity that is used to power electronics is used while the products are on standby. Each time a computer or TV is left on standby it costs around 2p per hour, which equates to 48p a day, £3.36 per week, and £174.72 per year.
If everyone boiled only the water they needed every time they used the kettle, we could save enough electricity in a year to power the UK’s street lights for nearly 7 months.
By turning the thermostat down by just 1°C saves 8% in heating costs.
5% of a household’s annual electricity bill can come from the use of a fridge freezer.
Compared to desktop PCs, laptops use up to 85% less electricity.
Insulating your hot water cylinder could save you approximately £150 a year.
Installing external wall insulation can prevent up to 40% of heat loss from your home.
A new gas boiler is normally about 25% more efficient than a 20-year-old boiler. You could save up to £270 a year on bills by replacing it.
Radiators emit heat out of side facing walls - if your walls are not insulated, this heat can leak outside. By sticking radiator reflectors behind them can save money and keep your house warmer with less heat.
By washing clothes at 40°c you use a third less energy than a 60°c cycle.
Turning your thermostat down one degree can save nearly £100 per year.
An uninsulated chimney can account for up to 4% of household heat loss.
And finally, did you know that the renewable energy sector creates three times more jobs than the fossil fuel industry?