Brits Leave Unused Gadgets Switched On For 90 Minutes Per Day

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Gadget-obsessed Britons are leaving unused TVs, laptops and tablets switched on for over an hour each day.

A recent survey conducted by energy firm E.ON found that, on average, every Brit now has three devices on which to watch home entertainment, with 55% of respondents admitting to leaving these on for an hour and a half each day while they are doing something else.

Beverley Maguire, energy efficiency expert at E.ON, said: "Watching entertainment at home is still a popular pastime - yet electricity is going to waste. Our survey found that most people leave unused devices switched on for an hour and a half each day; add that up and it's over three weeks every year.

"As well as switching items off when they're not being used, we'd also encourage people to think about energy ratings when they're buying new gadgets, and to find out more about how and where they're using energy at home. All this will help people ensure they're using no more energy than they need to."

The survey also found that almost half of us (49%) overcharge our phones, tablets and laptops on a regular basis.

Are you guilty of leaving gadgets on when they're not being used? Watch this video to find out how the energyEGG could help.

Check out our top ten tips to save energy in the digital age here.

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