Need to Reduce Energy Consumption to Save Money? Reduce ‘Phantom Power’ Drain!

Don’t you think you can save these extra energy consumption by unplugging the mains when not in use?. Of course, it will be rather inconvenient if you unplug off some devices, things like clock, cordless phones or computer servers.

If your cordless phone is unplugged, you have no phone, you will have to reset all your clocks when you plug them back in, and the satellite and cable boxes always need power. But many devices like cell phone chargers, printers, print servers, fax machines, laptop charging cords, power supplies for computer speakers, and etc, really don’t need to be switched on or even in “phantom mode” 24 hours. Even leaving your computer on overnight consumes power wastefully.

The easiest solution to this? Just remove the appliances directly from the main power socket and transfer them to a power strips with on/off switches, and turn the power strips off when the devices will not be needed for several hours, like overnight.

Plug your computers, monitors, printers, speakers, external hard drives, USB hubs, etc. into a switchable power strip (preferably one with surge protection built in) and click it to off position at night when you are resting, and turn it only in the day time when you need it to function. Yes, the solution is simple, straightforward and flexible. It lets you safe your home energy usage and also doing your part to save this planet by reducing unncessary power consumption. This is the easiest way one can save money off the power bill each month, and also doing your part to make the Earth greener.

Plug your computers, monitors, printers, speakers, external hard drives, USB hubs, etc. into a switchable power strip (preferably one with surge protection built in) and turn it off when you leave for the night, and then turn it back on in the morning.

Moreover, some of the chargers only work at night, so my suggestion is to plug these chargers right to another power strip that you turn on when you plug in your “daytime devices” to charge at night.

When it is morning, you just turn off this “night” power strip and turn on the “day” power strip for devices like computers, routers and network devices or home theaters. The crux of the matter is that you need to constantly think about energy usage and switch off when necessary those devices that you are not using for some time.

You’ll save a great deal of power, lower your electric bill, and save resources used to create the power that will not have to be generated. Even if you create the power with your own wind and solar generators, if you use less running your electronics, you will have more for other things.

You don’t have to be a physicist to know that by doing so, you will be saving quite a lot each month as these standby powers do draw a decent amount of electricity.

In conclusion, let us do our part to save our pocket and our beautiful planet by lowering the energy usage as much as we can. Also, we as parents have a duty to educate our kids on how to use energy wisely.

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