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Turn it off and save

Did you know a desktop computer running 24/7 can burn through $150 worth of electricity over five years?

Setting your computer to ‘sleep’ or hibernate mode instead of using a screen saver can help you use less electricity during periods of inactivity. Or better yet, make it a habit to turn all devices off when you’re finished with them—including game consoles and TVs.

Scan your home for energy vampires. These are devices that draw power even in standby mode, including items with digital displays.

Another energy wasting culprit can be battery chargers. Many chargers draw power continuously, even when not actively charging a device. Remember to unplug battery chargers when the batteries are fully charged or the chargers are not in use.

If you’re in the market for new electronics, be sure to buy models with the ENERGY STAR® logo. These products typically use 20-30% less energy than regular models and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Planning to buy a new computer? Consider a laptop or tablet. They use less energy than desktop computers.

And remember, when it’s time to part with your old electronics, you can recycle them locally. Watch for the bin in the parking lot at Bidwell and Bridge Street (behind George’s Automotive).
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