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Australians wasting $800 million on vampire appliances

Australians are wasting hundreds of millions of dollars a year on power bills for appliances that are on stand-by.

Televisions, air-conditioners, coffee machines and microwaves are among a number of appliances that add to our power bills while they’re on stand-by.

Senior Industry Fellow at RMIT University Alan Pears says you could say yourself a pretty penny by switching your gadgets off at the wall.

He spoke with Adam Shand.

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