Unmasking the Energy Vampires: The hidden contributors behind your high energy bills

published on 06/29/2023 - 11:34

In our fast-paced, technology-driven world, it's all too easy to overlook the silent energy drainers. These are our outdated devices also known as "energy vampires" that lack energy-saving features and syphon unnecessary power, leading to inflated energy bills.

Discover how upgrading your tech can not only save you money but also contribute to a greener environment.

Things to consider when holding on to your old devices:

1. Power Consumption

Your older tech devices may be “running just fine” on the surface, but in reality, they may be consuming more energy than you even realise. These products lack the energy-saving features found in their more evolved counterparts, resulting in inflated energy bills that could have been avoided.

2. Standby Power Drain

Energy vampires - it’s in the name, they continue to draw power even when supposedly dormant. Whether in standby mode or seemingly turned off, they continue to consume energy, leaving you with higher energy expenses and causing you to charge your device more frequently to keep it alive. 

3. Battery Life

Battery technology has improved, giving devices like laptops and iPhones longer battery life. With more efficient and high-capacity batteries, users can work and communicate for extended periods without constant searching for the nearest outlet.

This reduces the need for frequent recharges, promoting energy conservation and lower energy consumption.

4. Rapid Charging

The improvement in charging speed is another impressive development in tech. Many devices now support fast charging technologies, allowing you to replenish your battery levels in record time. With certain laptop models and iPhones, you can gain a significant charge within just a few minutes. Not only is this incredibly convenient for users, but it also translates into long-term energy savings. 

Unveiling the real impact of your vampire devices 

It's crucial to delve deeper into the unseen costs that outdated devices can impose on your bottom line. While you may initially believe that you're saving money by holding onto these devices, the reality is that they could be silently draining your revenue.

To put it into perspective, let’s consider this scenario:


If you have 100 outdated devices in the office that are consuming an additional 5 watts of standby power each, individually this may not seem like much of a concern, but collectively that's an additional 500 watts of power continuously being wasted. Over the course of a year, assuming the devices are in standby mode for 16 hours a day, this equates to a more concerning 2,920 kilowatt-hours of electricity, equivalent to hundreds of pounds in wasted costs!



Budget-friendly solutions

Now, updating your tech can seem like a daunting and pricey task on your budget, especially if your old devices seem to be running “fine” but there are more budget-friendly ways to assist you with this task.

Financing Solutions for Tech Upgrades: To conquer the task of upgrading your tech infrastructure, considering financing options may be the answer 

Have a look at some helpful solutions below 👇

Tech Refresh Solution

Our tech refresh program allows businesses to upgrade their technology infrastructure without breaking the bank with the hefty upfront cost. By reducing energy consumption, you'll unlock substantial cost savings over time.

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As-a-Service Model

Instead of purchasing devices outright, businesses can opt for as-a-service models where they pay a monthly fee to access and utilise the latest technology. This approach not only reduces upfront costs but also ensures access to energy-efficient devices, minimising long-term energy expenses.

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Cash Back

Our Cash back solution is a great option to consider if you've already taken the leap and upgraded your tech infrastructure. We'll purchase your old devices and rent them back to you at a fraction of the cost. This means you can revel in the benefits of cutting-edge, energy-efficient tech while freeing up cash that was previously tied up. It's the best of both worlds—a win-win.

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By adopting energy-efficient technology and leveraging financing solutions, you can cut your energy expenses by hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds every year ?.

Upgrade your tech today and reap the rewards of a more efficient and cost-effective setup. Not only will you see a nice reduction in your energy bill, but you'll also be making a positive impact on your bottom line and the environment.

Written by Atinuke Osin - Marketing Executive 

One digital company