Using Appliances Facts

Appliances account for about 20% of a typical household’s energy use, with refrigerators, clothes washers and dryers at the top of the list.

Leaving your computer and other devices running 24/7 will typically use $100/year of electricity and reduce the lifetime of your electrical goods.

Turn off appliances at the switch, or better still, the power point, when they are not being used and save up to 10% on your household electricity bill. Many appliances go into 'standby' power mode unless they are switched off at the power point. Even in standby mode, appliances still use energy and cost you money. Save Energy

If you turn down the brightness of the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen, its consumption can be halved, giving up to 75% saving in energy. A comparably-sized LCD computer monitor uses around half as much electricity as a conventional Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitor. Save Energy

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