Save £147 on your energy bill
Something we cannot avoid in May 2022 is the ever rising cost of energy due to a global meltdown of common sense - the war with Ukraine.
Russia is a major player in energy supply to Europe and the rush to find alternative suppliers is in full swing as this goes to publication - the net result is simply that we are going to start paying the price through our energy bills both gas and electricity.
As electricity bills begin to spiral there is something very real and relatively easy you can do to save a few pennies on your bills and it involves your technology devices - phones, tablets, laptops, tv's and so on.
Leaving electrical devices on standby is costing you an average of £147 per year and it's cash you don't really need to be spending - the answer? Turn it off!
The organisation, which promotes sustainability and energy efficiency, did not give exact details of how it came to this figure.
"Stats or prices related to individual appliances depend on several factors, including model, functionality and individual usage," it said.
Brian Horn, Senior Insight and Analytics consultant at the EST, said there were practical things consumers could do.
"If something doesn't need to be on, then you should switch it off at the wall or unplug it," he said.
If you make sure that the plug is accessible, if you can just switch it off, so you don't need to unplug it.
"But if you've got a whole bunch of things plugged in behind your television, you maybe want to plug them all into one extension lead."
These are electronics that drain power even when they are on standby.
But it's not all doom and gloom!
Actually, yes it is...
A 54% rise in the energy price cap has meant a household using a typical amount of gas and electricity will now pay £1,971 per year.
Bills could be set to rise even higher, Energy UK deputy director Dhara Vyas says.
She said some estimates suggested households could see bills of up to £3,000 this winter.
So - not in use? TURN IT OFF.