How to finance your monthly coffee or yearly TerraPass: Tip #10 | Home energy use, Chargers, Appliances, Energy conservation & technologies
Are you plugged in? If you have ever left rechargers or unused appliances plugged into the electrical outlet, you may be in for a bit of a shock. The U.S. Department of Energy tells us that not only do appliances continue to draw electricity while the products are turned off, but in the average home nearly 75% of all electricty used to power electronics is consumed by products that are switched off.
A tip from Ideal Bite
Use power strips to turn off TVs and stereos. You’ll save the energy equivalent of a 100-watt light bulb that is always on.
With stereo or TV or computers one should use a power strip with surge suppressor anyway – I use this brand. In my studio I also use their UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supplies).