Easy ways to save energy

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Kettle boiling with steam

Turn off your TV / PC / Workstation overnight

This really is a 'no brainer' and everyone should do it. Turn it completely off, at the power outlet. No standby lights or clocks should be showing on your device.

Doing just this overnight for a year can save you enough energy to boil a kettle 820 times

The Maths

Based on turning off the device for 16 hours out of every 24 hours for 365 days

Device

Standby

energy use

Cost per hour

@ 10p per kWh

Yearly saving from

overnight switch off

Yearly energy

saving

Number of

kettles boiled

 40in LCD TV
 7 watts
 £ 0.0007 £4.09 40.88 kWh
 820

 Computer

Monitor

 1.4 watts
£ 0.000014
£0.82
8.18 kWh
 163

 Use low energy light bulbs in your home or office

Another very easy step. Choose 2 old fashioned 60 watt incandescent light bulbs and replace them with 14 watt low energy flourescent bulbs. The light output is the same. Admittedly they are more expensive in the first place but they last a lot longer and the energy saving is dramatic.

Doing this for a year can save you enough energy to boil a kettle 3,840 times

The Maths

Based on running 2 light bulbs 8 hours per day, 5 days per week for 52 weeks

 Bulb type
Energy use

Cost per hour

@ 10p per kWh

Yearly energy

used

Yearly

saving

Yearly energy

saved

Number of

kettles boiled

Incandescent
2 x 60 watts
£0.012250 kWh
   
 Fluorescent 2 x 14 watts
 £0.0028 58 kWh
 £19.20192 kWh
3,840

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