If you’re looking around the house and spying TVs, DVD players, plugged-in phone chargers, game consoles, computers and all manner of appliances looking back at you with glowing clocks or lights, you’ve got energy a wastin’. According to consumer group CHOICE, this stand-by energy can contribute $100 or more a year to the power bill and is responsible for over 1000kg of greenhouse gases. The simple solution: turn your stuff off at the power point when it’s not in use to save money and the environment. Easy!
Photo by iStock May 4, 2012