I so enjoy the lower bill that I am looking for other ways to lower the bill and keep it down. I am looking to reduce use wherever I can.
I have decided to check every room for appliances and extra lighting and put it all on power strips.
Many of my appliances have clocks I never set and other features that continue to run and drain power even when the appliance is turned off.
The Blu-ray, The DVD player and the (yes, I still have one or three) the VCR are criminals of power sucking when not in use. I put them on a powerstrip. This does more than protect the appliances from power surges. It allows me to flip a single switch and turn off the power vampires, when I am not using them.
In this photo to the left, I counted five clocks on the components and a clock on the top of the speakers on the right. Really? how late are you? How much do you care if you are on time during a movie?
I have several lamps in a dark corner that I have put on a power strip and placed the strip in a way that makes it easy to turn off all the lamps without leaning over furniture or going from lamp to lamp. Just one flip and they are all off. Even better, if I suddenly need light, it's an easy flip of the switch to turn them on all at once.
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Look around for one of these, for all of your "I" devices, or make your own charging station.