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As Homes of the Future Become Smarter, So Should We

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An epidemic devastating millions of households in the UK everyday without their knowing is phantom loading, better known as vampire energy. Vampire energy, which is the consumption of energy by appliances left idle or on standby, is especially notorious while we are away at work or sound asleep.

According to a recent survey conducted by Schneider Electric, 77 million appliances are left on or on standby in the UK everyday, which if put into perspective can be translated into potential savings of as much as £100 per household per year if switched off.

Despite an increased awareness of the negative impacts of excessive energy use across the UK, a recent report reveals that almost half of the British population still believes these savings are not worth the effort of changing their energy behaviour at home.

In addition, a growing proportion of UK households are also now turning their attention to converting their traditional, low-tech homes into connected homes by investing in smart home tech. In fact, it is predicted that by 2021, a typical smart home will be equipped with an average of 8.7 devicesGreenMatch created an infographic to present why smart devices may not be energy-smart and what we can do about this.

Click here to view the infographic

Source : Insight DIY Team and GreenMatch

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10 October 2018

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