Increasing Efficiency

There are a few ways to combat energy inefficiency in your electronics. One method is to simply unplug all infrequently used devices. This can become bothersome, however, and repeated plugging and unplugging can add wear to a cord. An easier solution is to use a switchable power strip for multiple devices. This will allow you to switch everything on and off with one action. This is especially convenient for your home entertainment center, where many of the most energy-hungry devices are gathered. The best way to minimize standby power is to purchase a “smart” power strip. These power strips can discern when a device is active and shut down power to individual devices after a designated period of inactivity. Additionally, it can distinguish between necessary and unnecessary standby power usage.