- Look for ENERGY STAR labeled electronics.
- Unplug chargers when not in use. Chargers will continue to use electricity even when equipment is not plugged into it.
- Electronics can continuing drawing electricity even when they are off which is called phantom loads. To reduce phantom loads plug electronics such as TV, DVD players, VCR's and video games into smart power strips. Turning the switch off on the power strip when not in use can save money on the electric bill.