Is it normal to leave appliances and TV etc plugged in 24/7?

Apr 10, 2016
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No m8 u are frugal

I'm a sadist turn the heating off 1 day social services will come knocking. I just tell family wear a jumper


cannot stand the heating on when people are in bed its just awful not good for u at all.

Today's kids don't know what being cold is like. Dyson heaters and all that didn't have them in my youth.
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Bob Weaver

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No m8 u are frugal

I'm a sadist turn the heating off 1 day social services will come knocking. I just tell family wear a jumper


cannot stand the heating on when people are in bed its just awful not good for u at all.

Today's kids don't know what being cold is like. Dyson heaters and all that didn't have them in my youth.
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Yeah, my childhood was the 80's and 90's, but we didn't have central heating or double glazing. You could get ice on the inside of the windows.



Women also can't handle the "cold". They always want the heating on
 

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You should NOT leave your fridge running overnight because when you get up in the morning it might not be there.
I DON'T leave my fridge plugged in so it should not be an issue for me but for someone who makes the mistake of leaving their fridge plugged in and it disappears, where would you suggest they start looking for it?
 
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Apr 10, 2016
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I leave my thermostat on 21-22 C.

Only time I really turn it off is when I bugger off on holiday for a few days.

Turn it off. If it goes bellow 15C then turn it on but only for a short time lol

Its only a matter of time these new boilers some of them u cant turn off or turn on its all set by a computer. Its good for old people as if it drops bellow certain temp it comes on. My only problem people use food banks the mantra is heat or eat so more could be using them.

I don't like change same with the smart meters I take great pleasure in listening to the roll out speech when they ring u up and just say its a no from me.
 
May 17, 2013
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I can't imagine what prompts people to go around unplugging appliances and such on a regular basis. The savings a year can't be worth all that bending over unplugging and plugging things in and out of sockets.

I know in my house, every kitchen socket is in use as are most others in my house, with many of them being behind furniture, and I'm not moving furniture to save a few pennies a month.
 
Jun 28, 2013
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I tend to leave all my big entertainment appliances plugged in overnight, TV, sky box, Xbox, Switch, router, laptop (usually left powered on actually), and also floor lamps to be honest.

But I read a story last year about a family in a town in Scotland, who (according to 2nd hand stories I heard) the guy had nipped out to the shops and by the time he had came back, a glass of water spilled causing his TV to go up in flames and killed his 3 children and put his wife in intensive care.

Why put water near an electrical appliance? Then again I have done the same in the past, well, near a laptop anyway.
 

Broxi

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Why put water near an electrical appliance? Then again I have done the same in the past, well, near a laptop anyway.
Might have been one of the kids. Sat a glass of water on the TV unit under the TV and then knocked it over... it's not uncommon.