It is good to follow this advice from which suggests that usually ‘it is best to switch a plug off at the wall when your device isn’t in use. After you’re finished with the TV, computer or games console, switch everything off in the usual manner, then finally flick the electric socket’s switch to off to stop using unnecessary energy. Although individual appliances consume a fraction of what they usually do when in standby mode, the more devices you possess, the greater the cumulative effect of their continuing consumption on your energy bills.’

By switching off appliance which we don’t use we reduce our household’s annual CO2 emission by 30 kg.

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