Appliances such as entertainment and computer equipment, heaters and cooking equipment use energy even when they are not "On". The simplest way of eliminating standby power is to turn "Off" at the power switch all appliances that do not require their clock or timer function.
There are a number of techniques for controlling standby
The table below lists available products and where they can be purchased. The approximate cost in 2011 is also given.
Standby controller devices
The best range of devices are available online as shown in the table on this page.
However some local suppliers are starting to sell devices that assist in controlling standby.
Bunnings usually have remote control power points and smart power boards for example.