Your wifi box uses lots of energy. Turn it off overnight when you're not using it.
What difference does it make?
Your router uses about 5% of the electricity consumed at home. Turning it off at night or when you're away is a quick way of saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions!
What do you need?
- A timer switch or a smart timer switch
Step by step
The easiest way is to fit a plug-in timer. This might need a trip to the local electrical shop to buy one.
Have a look at where your wifi router is plugged in. Decide when you want it to be switched off at night, and when you want it to turn on again in the morning.
Set the timer accordingly and plug your wifi into it. Upload a picture of the timer to score your goals!
The regular timer switch allows you to schedule when the plug is switched on and off. The smart timer can be activated by a mobile phone, so you can turn it on or off whenever you like.
In any DYI or electronic shop. You might even find one in the supermarket.
We found some on Amazon, here, but obviously it's best to buy locally.
A basic one costs around £4-£7. Smart timer switches ranges between £10 and £15.
Sure. Try it for the TV and TV box as well!