The biggest electricity users in the home tend to be heating and/or air conditioning units, water heaters, washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators and lighting. When looking to save electricity, spend the most time focusing on these big energy hogs to get the biggest effect for your efforts. Here is a selection of tips to help you to reduce your electrical consumption:

1. Turn off your television, video, Wifi, Hifi, PlayStation and other entertainment devices when they are not being used.
2. Do not leave your television etc. in standby mode; such devices can use up to 90% as much power in standby mode as when they are on, so it is a serious waste of energy when a device is left constantly on standby.