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??
On 09/07/2022 11:36, Peter Merchant via dorset wrote:
One device not on standby is my router (TalkTalk) which consumes 6
watts, so costs about $15/yr in electricity
On 09/07/2022 09:53, Peter Merchant wrote:
I borrowed an electricity power meter for a few days and went around
the house measuring everything. A couple of interesting discoveries:
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
My new washing machine consumes 0.5 watts when not in use so have to
switch it off at the plug in future.
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.
In use the PC's consume 49 and 79 watts each, but in sleep/suspend
mode about 2.5.
The washing machine consumes 0.5watts when it is not in use. This
means 1Kw every 2000 hours. 2000 hours is 83 days.
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.
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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