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Switch It Off...

Plug sockets do not produce energy if they are not switched on, and empty sockets do not produce electricity because you need a full-completed circuit to get the energy flow. So turning off empty sockets doesn’t really do anything.

However any switched on charger that is plugged in will still use electricity, regardless of whether the device is attached or not. The amount of electricity produced from this only costs a few pence, but it will shorten the shelf life of the charger. So we suggest unplugging and switching off. We know we’re all guilty of it, but every penny counts!

When not in use, turn off and unplug any electrical appliances. This includes TVs, chargers, toasters, kettles and so on. Leaving things running or forgetting to turn off appliances is a big waste of energy and can be avoided so easily. Don’t leave the likes of TVs on standby either, it’s an easy way of turning things off but it still wastes a lot of energy in the process.

Try and use natural light to your advantage. Instead of turning the lights on in the morning, let some sunlight in and draw those curtains. It only makes sense to use natural lighting to brighten up your home.

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