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Duncan - The Low Carbon Economy Ltd

22 Jan 2009 04:01:29

My microwave was costing me £75 a year

According to my new Wattson Energy Meter, my microwave was consuming about 75W of electricity whilst on standby alone. What did I get for that 75W? A display of the current time!

Of course I had heard about the evils of standby power before, but I was totally shocked to realise I had been paying out £75 of my electricity bill every year to read the clock on my microwave.

Needless to say, the microwave is now turned off at the plug and I check the time elsewhere...

PS for the calculations behind 75W = £75, check .

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