Many electrical appliances in the home are constantly on. Because even if it is not turned on, it consumes electricity in standby mode. These are, for example, a TV, receiver, washing machine or multiple sockets with four different chargers. This makes no sense, especially during a long vacation, and will cost you money unnecessarily.
According to the Consumer Advice Centers, appliances in standby mode can be responsible for 20 percent of the electricity consumption of a three-person household. A router also consumes as much electricity as an energy-efficient refrigerator.
On the other hand, mobile phone charging cables use much less power than expected. The annual cost of a permanently connected charging cable is just under €2 – whether it's worth disconnecting it regularly is up to you. But be careful: If your charger is faulty, it may quickly overheat and become a fire hazard. So it's worth getting oneTo buy.
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