A Power Strip!
Electronics continue to suck energy when turned ‘off’ to maintain functions like timers, clocks, memory, sleep, and remote ‘on’ and ‘off’ switches. These electronics, often referred to as vampire electronics, include TV systems, DVD players, computers, audio systems, clock radios, garage door openers, phone answering machines, microwave ovens, and standard ovens. The simplest, easiest, and most efficient solution to this sneaky vampire electronics problem is to buy a power strip with an on and off switch, but remember to switch them off when the electronics are not in use! These power strips cost $9.99 at Ace Hardware and usually have about six outlets so many of your electronics can be attached. Click here to learn how to calculate the extra money you spend on your appliances!