Purchasing gadgets to make homes greener could help people get cheap electricity and cut their carbon footprint, one energy supplier has stated.
British Gas noted small steps such as ensuring no more power than necessary is used and recycling wherever possible can go a long way towards helping reduce the country's greenhouse gas output.
It said fitting items such as EcoButtons to home computers can greatly cut the amount of electricity the items use, as they can put the device into a power saving mode at a single touch.
Gadgets that can automatically switch off TVs, DVD players and games consoles when they are left on standby can also be useful if people frequently forget to turn off such items at the wall.
Running a device in standby mode can use up to 70 per cent of the electricity of its normal working capacity, which may cost £20 over the course of a year, British Gas observed.
Individuals looking to keep an eye on their energy usage may also benefit from new smart meters being rolled out by the firm, which are claimed to be the most advanced available in the UK.
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