Standby Losses

The standby loss factor corresponds to app. 10 % of energy consumption

Fig. 1 Office supply standby losses (Jacobsen 2002 p 126). Energy Star
appliances go into slumber mode when not in use.

On average a household has seven appliances on standby; if there are teenagers at home, the average increases. The most common standby appliances are:

  • TV,
  • video,
  • hi-fi,
  • DVD,
  • satellite dish,
  • PCs,
  • printer, and
  • fax.

The above sum to app. 85 % of the standby loss. Remaining appliances include:

  • chargers,
  • washing machine,
  • dishwashing machine, and
  • coffee machine

Created by tanja.groth. Last Modification: Tuesday 10 January 2012 11:35:19 CET by jj.