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How to Keep Your Home Electricity Use Down (While Still Enjoying Your Favorite Gadgets!)

How to Keep Your Home Electricity Use Down (While Still Enjoying Your Favorite Gadgets!)

Choose ENERGY STAR when you can. You can find the ENERGY STAR label on products in over 60 different categories for your home, including electronics and office equipment. Visit www.energystar.gov/mostefficient for TVs recognized as ENERGY STAR’s Most Efficient. These are the most efficient products among those that qualify for the ENERGY STAR and represent the leading edge in energy efficient products. Plug electronics and computer equipment into a power strip with an on/off switch and turn it off when you are not using the products. This will ensure that the products are not using electricity. Activate power management features on computers and monitors to place them in a low-power sleep mode after a set time of inactivity to reduce power consumption. Simply hitting a key on the keyboard or moving the mouse awakens them in seconds. Turn off computers and monitors if you w...

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