Always-on consumption usually accounts for 20-25% of total household energy consumption. It includes all the devices and electrical appliances in standby mode.

See here for some tips on how to reduce this type of energy usage while lengthening the useful life of your appliances and devices:

  • Check how much power devices consume on standby before you buy them. Manufacturers provide this type of information, which allows you to consider standby consumption in your decision to buy.
  • Use power strips with switches to turn off all the devices and charges at the same time.
  • Use timers to switch certain devices off at certain times when they will not be used, or to turn them on when you are coming home. By switching them off for part of the time, you will save electricity.
  • Use special power strips with a standby eliminator.