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Aussies throw away $950 million per year in Standby power use

Date: 06-Dec-10

Jackson Energy Saving Powerboard

Jackson Energy Saving Powerboard

Enter our quiz below to go in the running to win one of ten Jackson Energy Saving Powerboards valued at $49.95 this Christmas. 

Aussies throw away $950 million per year in Standby power use. By avoiding your appliances sitting on standby, you can stop throwing away money on energy bills and reduce your household carbon emissions.

The Jackson Energy Saving Powerboard, endorsed by Planet Ark, makes it easy to turn your unnecessary Standby energy use down to zero. It has five (5) sockets that work in a master/slave arrangement. So when you turn off a major appliance, like your TV, it turns off the attached appliances in the other four (4) sockets – like your DVD player, speakers or set-top box. And there’s a 6th socket to keep your Foxtel or video recorder operating, so you can record that late night episode of your favourite comedy.

Planet Ark has calculated that each Jackson Energy Saving Powerboard could save the average household up to $130.00 per year. Given the recent rises in electricity prices, the Jackson Energy Saving Powerboard will pay for itself in around 5 months, and then start saving you money.

For your chance to win one of 10 Jackson Energy Saving Powerboards, simply answer the quiz below. 

Quiz question

Standby power accounts for what percentage of typical household energy use?

(a) 1%

(b) 5%

(c) 10%

Send your answer along with your postal address to awarenews@planetark.org by 20th December 2010. The first ten correct entries drawn from Australian residents will be sent a Jackson Energy Saving Powerboard.

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