Do you leave your electronics in standby mode? Computer monitors, printers, shredders, televisions — anything with a digital display — will use energy while it’s plugged in, even if you’re not using it. To avoid wasting energy in standby mode, consider using a power strip for devices you often use together, like the electronics in your entertainment center. When you’re done, you can shut all the devices down with one switch. Smart plugs can make it even easier, as you can schedule when devices turn on and off, even when you’re not at home.
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