Standby power wastes energy and money, but there are easy ways to save.
Pull the Plug!
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Get a Smart Surge Suppressor
Time That Charge
Remote Control It
Buy Energy Star Products
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Buy Energy Star Products

One of the best investments you can make in curbing standby power consumption is right at the product level. Many electronics products with an Energy Star label are required to use only a small amount of power in their standby or “off” states, as opposed to older products that use much more. Energy Star rated TVs, for example, must use less than 1 watt while in standby. Investment: varies

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