Do you leave your appliances on standby?
If so, you're in good company, as it was found a third of Brits will ignore money saving advice, and in the process, make no attempt to save on their monthly bills. Other common 'offences' included boiling a full kettle and leaving the heating on all year round.
The research, conducted by npower, looked at 2,000 bill-payers, and revealed some of the common misconceptions that surround energy saving. For instance, it was found that 43% believed energy-saving light bulbs had little to no impact on their bills.
It was also uncovered that one fifth believe leaving their appliances on standby mode doesn't use electricity, while over 80% believe power showers use less water than a bath.
It was revealed that 37% will leave appliances on standby, 28% will boil the kettle with more water than they need, and 27% leave the lights on in their empty rooms - this is especially shocking considering 75% said they think of themselves as being conscious of their energy consumption.
Commenting on this, Ed Madden, head of marketing at npower, said: "With energy, as with many other things in life, little things can have a big impact."
"A small change to your home habits may not make a massive difference alone but a few changes over a long time could not only help with your bills, but have a positive influence on the environment too".