Last updated on 4th February 2020

Switching off at the wall: Is it worth it?

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It’s something even the most energy-conscious among us refuse to do. After all, how much of a difference can it make? Well, an investigation from Choice has shown that not switching off your power at the wall could be costing you an extra $100 a year*.

Multifunction printers are the biggest standby power vampires, with the investigation showing the standby cost of one device reached a whopping $118.24 a year. Add to that your wireless router ($25.40 annually) and your speaker docks ($19 annually) and the costs start to add up.

As a general rule, newer devices will use a much more controlled amount of power than older ones. If your house is full of older appliances and devices, you should be especially vigilant in making sure you switch them off at the wall.

Cutting down on standby power consumption can save you big in the long term, but if you want to lock in savings right now, the best thing you can do is compare energy prices to make sure you’re getting the best deal.

Here’s How You Do It:

Step 1: Select your State below.
Step 2: After answering a few questions, you will have the opportunity to compare quotes in your area and could be eligible for significant savings.

So how can you tell which devices are using standby power? Typically a red or blinking light on your printer or TV means that it’s using power in standby mode.

Another way you can check is to feel for heat. If a laptop charger, for example, is still hot despite not being plugged in, it’s using standby power.

While taking charge of power consumption around the house is always a great idea, the truth is that there’s only so much money you can save by being power-conscious.

When you combine conserving power with switching your energy provider to a cheaper option, the amount you can save increases exponentially.

Since July of 2019, new laws have made it easier than ever to switch power providers and stop getting ripped off. Lock-in contracts are a thing of the past, and now, we even have a baseline, government-regulated price that you can compare your power price against.

When switching can be done in minutes and save you hundreds of dollars a year, it’s a wonder more Australians don’t take control of their power bills. With the help of the experts at Electricity and Gas paying less for power is as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Enter your details to get your free price comparison.
  2. Select the deal you’d like to continue with.
  3. Connect with one of our experts who’ll help organise the whole switching process for you.

That’s it! In a matter of minutes you could be paying hundreds of dollars less for power.

So get started today and discover how much you could be saving by comparing energy providers with us.

This article is opinion only and should not be taken as financial advice. Check with a financial professional before making any decisions.