Stop the energy vampires! Unplug electronics that are not in use

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Stop the energy vampires! Unplug electronics that are not in use

Another tip that is sometimes easier said than done but that provides serious savings! Up to 40% of all electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off. Standby power accounts for 10% of our electricity consumption. A laptop computer consumes 34.1 watts when turned on, and 16.5 watts on standby and your microwave oven consumes more electricity powering its digital clock than it does heating your food. So.....purchase power strips and plug your devices in. Turn the strips off when the devices are not in use. Invest in a SmartStrip for your computer and other office electronics and it can do the work for you

   

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