We've all heard that devices left on standby use electricity, slowly adding to our bills while we're not even using them. While many devices have improved to use less over the past few years, switching them off entirely is still the best option.
Many of us either forget or don't have time to switch everything off at the plug in the mornings before heading out to work or at night before heading to bed. Thankfully, there is a simple solution: smart plugs. While they do require some initial investment (ones available on Amazon.co.uk sit at £15-£30 each at the time of writing), as with any money-saving investment; the savings will appear over time with lower electricity bills.
Another technology becoming more and more prominent in today's homes is smart thermostats. Nest
is currently one of the leading innovators in this field, with their Nest Thermostat being one of the most popular smart thermostat choices, having 'saved over 8 billion kWh of energy in millions of homes worldwide
Smart thermostats essentially 'learn' your routine and adjusts the temperature accordingly. It even knows when you leave the house, automatically switching itself off to help save on your heating bills, and is fully controllable from your smartphone.