These are the appliances that you should unplug if you go on vacation, according to the OCU
These are all electronic devices and other types of gadgets that you should not leave plugged in when you go on vacation now.
Surely you have chosen the month of August to go on vacation, a well-deserved and surely long vacation and, in addition to enjoying it, you should also make sure that you leave your home completely safe, not only with the door properly closed, but also with all those appliances and other devices in good condition, preferably unplugged.
Faced with this situation, the TO FATHER he has given us a series of recommendations on all those electrical appliances that we are going to leave behind in our home when we go on vacation for the next few days.
Perhaps due to laziness or ignorance, we usually leave those devices on that are off but on stand-by. For example television, some game consoles in suspended mode or any other appliance. Well, unplugging these stand-by devices from the mains can save us up to € 7.5 in savings on our next bill.
Much more complicated is the subject of Fridge, since for food reasons, it is likely that we leave it on and to ensure that when we return from vacation we continue to have food in good condition. In any case, leaving the refrigerator unplugged can save us up to seven euros on the next bill. If you have a combi or American refrigerator, you can leave only the part of the refrigerator running to preserve certain foods.
In this case it depends more on you, depending on the food you have. Knowing that you will be away from home for at least a couple of weeks, it is convenient that you do not buy food before you leave.
If you have bet on a electric thermos In your home, the instructions are much clearer: if you go on a trip, turn it off. These are devices that heat the water and knowing that we are not going to be, they are totally unnecessary, and we will be saving up to € 10 per month. It is recommended that you also close all the water taps and use the remaining water in the thermos to avoid any leakage.
Other household appliances like washing machines, dishwashers and dryers, it is recommended that you leave them empty and open. And it is that if we leave any dirty or even wet dishes inside, it can cause bad odors. So leave the door of these devices open and dry the tires.
Talking about small appliances such as toasters, kitchen robots or coffee machines, they must be unplugged from the mains. It is true that it is likely that they are appliances that you always have plugged in, but since you are going on vacation, do not leave them plugged in, for safety.
Also, do not leave anything plugged into the power strip or outlets when you are away from home to avoid short circuits and hypothetical fires, so do not leave mobile chargers plugged in, or other appliances or devices.