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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 26th November 2015 12:32

The devices quietly running up your energy bills

Which uses more energy in standby mode, a computer or a phone charger? You might be surprised 


Most of us know that to cut our energy bills we should turn things like televisions and computer monitors off at the wall rather than leaving them in standby mode, which consumes power even when they’re not being used.

But smaller gadgets and appliances quietly running in the background could be pushing your energy bills up much faster than you realised.

The worst culprit in most homes is in fact a wireless router, which costs £21.92 a year on average while on standby, according to Ecotricity.

The green electricity company has compiled a list of the worst household offenders and the results may come as a surprise.

A laser printer for example costs £18.26 a year to leave on standby, while a desktop PC costs £3.65 and a plasma television costs £4.87. 

 

The Energy Saving Trust estimates that an average household will spend up to £80 a year powering appliances left on standby and not in use.

 

Annual energy usage while on standby:

 

Wireless Router (e.g. BT Hub) - £21.92

Printer (Laser) - £18.26

Set-top (Satellite) - £18.26

Amplifier - £12.18

Compact Hi-Fi - £12.18

iPad charger - £12.18

Nintendo Wii - £12.18

Set-top box (Freeview) - £7.31

Alarm Clock - £6.09

Microsoft Xbox 360 - £6.09

Modem - £6.09

Sony PlayStation 3 - £6.09

Air freshener plug-in - £4.87

CD player / Tuner - £4.87

Television (Plasma) - £4.87

Video Player - £4.87

Inkjet printer - £4.26

Desktop PC - £3.65

Nintendo DS - £3.65

Oven (Electric) - £3.65

Microwave - £3.04

Television (CRT & LCD) - £3.04

Mobile phone charger - £2.44

PC monitor (CRT) - £2.44

Electric toothbrush - £1.22

Childs night light - £0.73 

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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 14th March 2022 17:12
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Londoners' energy bills are among those across the country which are increasing at a dramatic rate. The increase of the energy price cap paired with the conflict in Ukraine has sent bills skyrocketing for renters and homeowners alike. Due to the energy price cap being increased by more than 50 per cent by energy regulator, Ofgem, the UK average household is set to see their electricity bill soar from April. It is more important than ever to know what is using the most energy in your home and how to reduce this.

Energy experts from Magnet have researched the top energy users in the kitchen and one appliance uses considerably more energy than any other. There was around £400 to be saved per year by making a switch in the kitchen. The switch would see you replacing your dishwasher with handwashing and it could save you an incredible amount of money. Due to a dishwasher's high energy consumption and long running times per use, it is one of the most costly appliances to keep switched on in your kitchen.

With the average dishwasher cycle lasting anywhere from 65 minutes to four hours you can expect to spend 40.95p - £1.51 per use. If used five times a week this could cost you £392 per year, (five times a week isn’t that often). Another surprising energy sapper comes in the form of the kettle. Depending on the amount of water and your type of kettle, it can take anywhere from two to ten minutes to boil water using this appliance.

With the average tea drinker drinking four cups a day in the UK that means their kettle usage can cost from 7.84p - 39.20p a day. This could cost you from £28.62 to £143.08 a year.

A spokesperson from Magnet said: “To discover how much energy your kitchen appliances use on average, Magnet used each appliances’ average power rating (in watts), alongside the average UK cost for electricity, to calculate the hourly cost of running each appliance.

“To see how much running costs could increase we’ve compared the average rate of electricity from June 2021 (19.63p per kWh) to the new 2022 tariff (28p per kWh) for a typical customer paying by direct debit.”


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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 29th March 2022 12:28
Having mentioned the rise of costs in our daily lives, this is a good reminder of whom we place our trust in!

ABU HAZIM SALAMAH IBN DINAR (RAHIMAHULLAH) WAS UNPERTURBED BY INFLATION AND RISING COSTS
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It was said to Abu Hazim Salamah Ibn Dinar: “O Abu Hazim, do you not see how prices have increased?” He replied, “And what worries you about that? Indeed, the One Who provides for us when prices are low is the One Who provides for us when prices are high.”

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Imam Abu Nu’aym (rahimahullah) has recorded this statement of the Tabi’i, Abu Hazim Salamah ibn Dinar (rahimahullah).

Some people came to Abu Hazim [Salamah ibn Dinar] (rahimahullah) and said: “O Abu Hazim! Do you not see that prices have increased?” He said, “What distresses about you about this?” The Being Who provides for us when prices are low, He is the Being Who will provide for us when prices are high.”

(Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 3 pg. 239)

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عن عبيد الله بن محمد بن يزيد بن حبيش، قال: سمعت أبي يذكر أنه بلغه عن أبي حازم، أنهم أتوه، فقالوا له
يا أبا حازم أما ترى قد غلا السعر، فقال: وما يغمكم من ذلك؟ إن الذي يرزقنا في الرخص هو الذي يرزقنا في الغلاء

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 4th July 2022 12:51
Reminder of above post

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#5 [Permalink] Posted on 7th July 2022 10:02
Will we see looting in the UK soon? (or even around the world)

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What's to blame? Berxit, Covid-19, Ukraine, Climate Change. I hear that Pakistani's have been asked to cut down on drinking tea to save the economy in Pakistan.

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