Appliances can drain your electricity even when they're on standby or plugged in and switched off. Find out how much your energy-hungry appliances are costing you each year.
Scroll through the list to select the number of devices you have in your home. We'll crunch the numbers for you.
TV - 0.3w
Device charger - 0.5w
Hair dryer - 0.5w
Kettle - 0.5w
Games console - 0.5w
PC monitor- 0.5w
Washing machine - 0.5w
Dishwasher - 0.5w
Toaster - 0.5w
Lamp - 0.5w
Electric oven - 0.8w
Smart speaker - 2w
Microwave - 3w
The annual cost of leaving your devices
in standby mode is:
Scary, isn't it? That's how much it costs to leave your devices doing nothing*.
We estimate that the UK wastes a huge £470 million a year. Just from leaving devices on standby or plugged in at the wall and switched off.
Stop those devices draining your electricity and your bank balance. View our guide.
*Calculated using a typical standby kWh usage for each item, the cost per kWh according to the latest energy price cap (18p per kWh, October 2019) and the estimated number of hours each device is left on standby. Estimated standby hours calculated as 24 hours – average time a device is actively used per day (based on OnePoll survey to nationally representative 2,000 UK adults. Research conducted between 16.10.19 and 21.10.19).