Do You Unplug Electronics To Save Money

July 3rd, 2014 by

I saw a segment on the news today on how apparently we are using so much electricity due to the increase use of electronics. One point that was brought up as well was how we tend to leave a lot of our electronics on in a sleep mode which still technically uses up power. So the question is, do you unplug your electronics when they are not in use?

I have always had a habit of doing this where even for simple items like my computer modem I would unplug it or shut the power bar off whenever I don’t intend to use it. Funny enough, I developed this habit not so much because I knew that it would continue to use electricity, but usually if you keep these items on they generate heat or have factors such as a light will always be on. So to make it easier I simply turn off the power.

I really don’t understand why people leave items like their computer on sleep mode if they don’t intend to use it for hours. This is almost like the kind of thing where we all need something visual to tell us how much money we are wasting to get one to not do something anymore.


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