Green Tip and Trade

Get a power strip to reduce vampire energy

Christina Huh Nov 25, 2010

Did you know that your plugged-in electronics and appliances continue to suck electricity even when they’re turned off? A central power strip is a quick, affordable way to help reduce “vampire energy” and save money on your electricity bills every month. Don’t know where to start?
• [The Belkin Conserve Wireless Switch and Surge Protector] () is a good option, and are any one of these power strips and energy monitors. Here are a few other helpful links: 
• 10 Devices To Help You Plug Electrical Leaks & Save Energy
• 9 Visual Feedback Energy Management Products

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