Re: [Dorset] Electricity power usage

Could do with smart socket system which are controlled by a central system that shut them off as a certain time at night and then turns them back on in the morning. Don't know if that sort of stuff is available but I guess the cost of the system exceed the cost of the savings??
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Tim H

On 09/07/2022 11:36, Peter Merchant via dorset wrote:
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One device not on standby is my router (TalkTalk) which consumes 6 watts, so costs about \$15/yr in electricity
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On 09/07/2022 09:53, Peter Merchant wrote:
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I borrowed an electricity power meter  for a few days and went around the house measuring everything. A couple of interesting discoveries:
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Total standby power of devices in the house  = 28.5 watts  This is sort of  invalid because the monitors on my 2 tower PC's are on a switch that turns them off when the PC is off so their standby power is less then. Also the meter seemed to register in increments of 0.5 watts.
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My new washing machine consumes 0.5 watts when not in use so have to switch it off at the plug in future.
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My old gas oven consumes 4 watts all the time - for a clock?

My two Humax PVR's also each consume 3 watts on standby.

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In use the PC's consume 49 and 79 watts each, but in sleep/suspend mode about 2.5.
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The washing machine consumes 0.5watts when it is not in use. This means  1Kw every 2000  hours.   2000 hours is 83 days.
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365/83.333 = 4.38  Kw/yr.  My current rate is 28.445p/KWh, so it costs me  £1.25 a year  just leaving it plugged in and not using it.
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So just my thoughts on saving some money. A rough calculation gives a cost of £62.5  per year keeping the house on standby.
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Peter
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