- Plug electronics into a power strip, then turn the strip off when not in use to save in energy costs.
- Avoid energy vampires. Even when they’re turned off, home electronics in “standby” mode use energy to power features like clock displays.
- Look for ENERGY STAR-qualified TVs – they’re up to 30 percent more efficient than noncertified models.
- Consider a laptop next time you're looking to buy a computer – they use less energy than desktop computers.
- Set your computer to sleep or hibernate mode instead of using a screen saver so it uses less electricity during periods of inactivity.
- Unplug battery chargers when the batteries are fully charged or the chargers are not in use. Many chargers draw power continuously, even when the device is not plugged into the charger.
Modified on: Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 at 1:07 PM
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