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Green Hack: carbon and energy emissions

Turn off your WiFi router and other electrical items when going on holiday


Why turn off the WiFi router and other electrical items when you go on holiday?

Although WiFi routers and other electrical items on standby do not use massive amounts of energy, when combined together for households across the world, they represent a significant source of energy usage.

By turning off these devices when you leave the house for an extended period of time, you benefit from a lower energy bill and a lesser impact on the planet through your energy use.

Turning off WiFi routers also prevents hackers from gaining access to your internet connection whilst you're away, and reduces fire risk. There are benefits all round!

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