How to Use Power Strips to Save Energy

The Use of Power Strips to Reduce Extra Energy Costs

The plugging in of your electronic devices is a great way to reduce your energy expenditures. Switching power strips off when the connected devices are not in use can help cut costs by reducing the “energy vampires” that occur from electronic devices that continue to draw power when not in use. The devices that should be readily connected to Power Strips are:

  • Office Equipment (computers, printers and scanners)
  • Cell phone and PDA chargers
  • DVD players
  • Gaming Systems
  • Televisions and stereo equipment

You can take it one step further by us smart power strips.  Smart power strips automatically turn off electricity to all the things you don’t need — when you turn off your TV, a smart strip turns off power to DVD players, home theater components, cable boxes, game consoles and so on.  When you’re not using your computer, have it turn off your monitor, speakers, and printers. Save electricity, save energy, save your electronics!

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