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Is it really useful to unplug your internet box at night or when you go on vacation and what are the savings made by doing so? the year?

It's an old tradition that dies hard: electronic devices continue to consume even when they are on standby. It is therefore often recommended to completely unplug appliances such as the television, oven or toasters so as not to use unnecessary electricity ;. Our devices are, however, becoming more and more intelligent, to the point that some can now turn off automatically depending on your habits. This is particularly the case for a majority of people. of recent phones which are able to cut off their charging at night and reactivate it just before you wake up to save money # 39;éenergy.

In this context, a question bothers many customers of access providers. Internet: is it really worth unplugging your internet box when you are not using it ? First of all, it should be noted that turning off an internet box will deprive all of your devices of a connection. Goodbye to connected lights and other home automation devices. If your home is heavily equipped in alarms, presence detectors, locks and light bulbs, then it is better to avoid unplugging your box, otherwise you will have to restart everything later or even having to reinstall certain devices.

Here's how much you can save by turning off your internet box every evening

Furthermore, Arcep (Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications, Posts and Press Distribution) recently published & oacute; a study on the impact of the electricity consumption of internet boxes when they are turned on or not. His observations are clear: 95 % of the consumption of an internet box is invariable, whether it is used or not. Thus, cutting off the Wi-Fi on your internet box would allow you to make a derisory saving, of less than 3 euros per month. the year. By completely turning off your box at night (by unplugging it for example), you will save a little more, of the order of a small ten euros à per year on average.

Add à This is the fact that frequently unplugging and reconnecting a box has a significant impact on its lifespan and you will understand that it is better not to touch it &agrav; your box. In fact, when you reconnect it, all of its functions will then be reactivated and your devices will rush to reconnect to it, requesting strongly your box.

The other advantage à Do not unplug your internet box through your operator's after-sales service. In the event of a breakdown, the latter will be more à even assist you if your box was still connected and active before the breakdown in question.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116