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It is estimated that 10% of an average home’s electricity bill is standby power, that is the appliance is using power even though the device isn’t in use (for example televisions, DVD players, set top boxes, game consoles, stereos, computers, mobile phone charges). A typical household in Albury could save $340 per year by turning appliances off at the wall when not in use. Find out how much your appliances are costing by borrowing the libraries Save Power Kit.

When purchasing a new appliance check out its Energy Rating. Assuming you use the appliance per its description below the stars, simply divide the energy consumption figure by 4 and it will give you the rough cost to run the appliance per year. This works as energy rates range from 20 cents to over 30 cents so using 25 cents gives a rough estimate.

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