Wasteful families

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FAMILIES in the UK are wasting an incredible £227million a year by leaving electrical appliances switched on, according to research by price comparison website uSwitch.

The study shows that one in six people leaves the lights on when they go out, while the average household leaves electronic items on standby for a combined total of 51 hours a day.

TVs, phone chargers and digital TV boxes are the items most likely to be left on standby at a collective £145.2million cost to families in the UK.

Jules Greenidge, energy expert at uSwitch.com, said: "With families struggling with the rising cost of living, remembering to turn off appliances will avoid unnecessary standby expenses."

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11:07am Mon 1 Sep 14

RustyKnight says...

You can't just blame the people who use these products. If the manufacturers changed the way the power switches work on products less power would be wasted.
How many TVs, digi-boxes, etc. don't come with power switches these days?
You can't just blame the people who use these products. If the manufacturers changed the way the power switches work on products less power would be wasted. How many TVs, digi-boxes, etc. don't come with power switches these days? RustyKnight
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