NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carillion Energy Services (http://heating.carillionenergy.com/) has carried out a survey showing that 61% of households in the UK don't use standby saver products.
Done through Facebook, the survey covers a wide range of ways to save money on central heating bills and shows that the majority of people questioned have no standby saver products fitted in their homes.
This statistic comes hot on the heels of the Department for Energy and Climate Change report showing that the UK greenhouse gas emissions rose by 2.8% in 2010.
Meanwhile, the International Energy Agency has estimated that between 5% and 15% of household electricity consumption is wasted on "standby".
This means that if your electricity bill is GBP400 per year, around GBP40 of that is spent on powering things when they are not in use. So, with 26 million households in Great Britain (source: Office of National Statistics) this adds up to GBP1 billion per year, simply wasted.
Most people don't think to turn off their dish washers, washing machines or microwaves at the mains socket, but if they want to reduce their bills, and their carbon footprint, then they probably should.
61% is far too high and with fuel bills likely to increase over the next few years it's important to get more people using standby saver products.
If you want to take part in the survey, find it on http://bit.ly/icouldsave. You can calculate the amount you could save on your central heating bill by answering a few simple questions.
Carillion (http://heating.carillionenergy.com/) is a leading support services company with a substantial portfolio of Public Private Partnership projects and extensive construction capabilities. The Group had annual revenue in 2010 of GBP5.1 billion, employs around 50,000 people and operates across the UK, in the Middle East and Canada.
Further information can be found on the Carillion Energy Services website http://heating.carillionenergy.com
Media Contacts: Harry Lovell; firstname.lastname@example.org; Carillion Energy Services Partnership House; Regent Farm Road; Regent Centre; Gosforth; Newcastle Upon Tyne; NE3 3AF; Tel: +44(0)191-247-3800
SOURCE Carillion Energy Services