Avoid Wasting Energy
The amount of power frittered away when home electronics (computers, televisions, kitchen appliances) are plugged in but not
in use can reach up to 22 percent of all appliance consumption. Rid your house of such “phantom loads” by bundling AC cords
into a power strip. New models allow you to turn off some devices and leave others on (so you can turn off the TV without
losing the settings on your cable box, for example).