Standby power wastes energy and money, but there are easy ways to save.
Pull the Plug!
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Time That Charge
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Use Switchable Surge Suppressors

And switch them off! You could also use switchable power strips, which don’t have surge suppression capabilities, but if you’re going to invest a small amount in a power strip, upgrade to a true surge suppressor that will protect your electronics from harmful electrical spikes. These may be best used in home offices and modest home entertainment centers where you may not mind a surge strip being partly visible. (Better to reach the switch). Once the switch is turned to the off position, the electrical circuit is effectively broken, meaning your computer or other device can’t continue to draw power. And the devices plugged into a surge suppression strip will still be protected from power surges. Some more expensive models, like Belkin’s Conceal (shown), can hide the unsightly cords and outlets in baseboard-style cabinets. Investment level: up to $50

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