One of the most common mistakes of most people in this world is leaving unused electrical equipment turned on. A single fluorescent lamp may seem insignificant but if five rooms contain one fluorescent lamp and all are left functioning unnecessarily then the amount of energy consumed and wasted is significant. And imagine how much power is wasted by people who fall asleep while watching television, especially if they are also watching a movie through their DVD players. This may sound funny but it often happens and the thing is, at the end of the month, the person cannot dispute it to the electric company and have it refunded. They remain as valid usage of electrical supplies, thus will remain as valid charges which could potentially be the food for the next day.
Moreover, the amount of electricity consumed and charged is significantly higher when the appliance is an old model which should prompt the prospective customer to better purchase newer model appliances. The benefit of using up to date models is that they only consume around 70% less energy than their predecessors resulting into more profit. And when it comes to dishwashers or washing machines, they should never be plugged in right away and switched on unless they are already filled with water up to the rim. Doing so would result to unnecessary energy being consumed then wasted during the time in which it is plugged in since it is not yet being operated to wash clothing compared to a washing machine which was only switched on to start washing the clothes since it is already filled with water. The same goes for dishwashers and people carelessly doing otherwise for both appliances in a single day is a big loss financially. Calculate the days in the month which this happens and one would feel overwhelmed by the amount of electricity wasted, especially when people start calculating monetary results.