Looking to cut costs around the house? Invest in these money-saving gadgets— they'll pay for themselves in no time!
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).