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UK households spend £2.2 billion of electricity every year on cooling and freezing food and drink.
An efficient new fridge-freezer consumes approximately only 40 per cent of the electricity of an inefficient older model.
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The percentage of total domestic electricity consumption taken up by cooking
is 15 per cent.
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Every household in the UK generates around six tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, enough to fill six hot air balloons 10 metres in diameter.
In fact, the average home emits more harmful carbon dioxide than the average car every year.
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Around 50 per cent of all the heat lost in an average home is through the loft space and walls.
In fact, the amount of heat lost in homes annually through roofs and walls is enough to heat three million homes for a year. Around 20 per cent of the heat in the average home is lost through ventilation and draughts.
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UK households are wasting huge amounts of energy by leaving gadgets and appliances unnecessarily on standby.
Every year approximately £900m worth of energy is wasted by appliances being left on standby.
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Simple things can add up to significant amounts of energy and hundreds of pounds saved. Try:
Switching things off when they're not is use Closing curtains at night when the heating is on Cooking with the lids on saucepans Using a microwave rather than a cooker Taking a shower rather than a bath
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is 15 per cent.

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The percentage of total domestic electricity consumption taken up by cooking

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In fact, the average home emits more harmful carbon dioxide than the average car every year.

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In fact, the amount of heat lost in homes annually through roofs and walls is enough to heat three million homes for a year. Around 20 per cent of the heat in the average home is lost through ventilation and draughts.

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Every year approximately £900m worth of energy is wasted by appliances being left on standby.

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