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If making your home more energy efficient is on your list of resolutions this year, consider replacing your standard power strips with advanced power strips to save energy.
Advanced power strips look like ordinary power strips, but they have built-in features that are designed to reduce the amount of energy used by standby electronics that consume energy even when they’re not in use. This concept is known as phantom load - and is the electric equivalent of a leaky faucet.
With an advanced power strip, you designate one device as the “control”. For example, if you designate your TV as your control, the AppleTV, the DVD Player and gaming system that are also plugged into that strip are automatically powered off when you turn off the TV.
Small changes can add up quickly when it comes to energy efficiency. An advanced power strip is one easy way to make an impact on your energy usage with minimal impact on your lifestyle.
Fore more energy efficient tips, visit www.tri-countyemc.com/energy-saving-tips.cms or visit www.energy.gov.