Quarter of holidaying Brits leave gadgets on

A quarter of Brits are leaving on their household gadgets while going on holiday. A new poll among 2,000 people found that 23% forget to unplug appliances like microwaves and […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A quarter of Brits are leaving on their household gadgets while going on holiday. A new poll among 2,000 people found that 23% forget to unplug appliances like microwaves and DVD players. The biggest culprits were 18-to-24 year-olds, with almost a third admitting that they ‘forgot’ to unplug before packing their bags and leaving the house.

TVs were the most likely appliances to be left on, according to research released by E.ON today. Beverly Maguire, E.ON’s Energy Fitness Instructor said: “Unplugging your telly is quick to do and could save you cash for your next trip, so we’d urge everyone to switch off before they set off.”

The energy firm advised holidaymakers to unplug all electrical appliances at the wall to keep costs down while they are away.