Save Electricity by NOT using Standby Modes. Unplug Appliances When Not In Use!

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Save Electricity by NOT using Standby Modes. Unplug Appliances When Not In Use!

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A lot of our appliances have standby modes. Even when they are turned off, these still use electricity. By unplugging these unused devices, we not only lower our electricity bill, we can contribute to helping our environment!

1. Unplug cellphone and other chargers when not in use. When plugged in, these chargers still draw electricity, even when the cellphone is not connected.

2. Unplug Microwaves when not in use. I know that these microwaves have clock features and that could be the reason people keep them plugged in. But really, if you wanted to know the time, do you look at the microwave? For a microwave that's plugged 24/7, the clock uses more electricity then the oven itself (if used 10 minutes a day). Think about it.

3. Unplug DVD players, TV, game consoles, etc when not in use. Most of these devices have standby modes, which still use electricity. It may not be much, but if all of us stop using standby modes and just unplug these things when not in use, we're making a big difference.

4. There may be a lot more devices out there that use electricity just by being plugged in (transformers, stereos, etc). I know it could be incovenient to unplug each of these devices one by one. One solution is to use a power strip, and turn the switch on/off.

Feel free to share other tips :)

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