Smart Power Strips
Many household electronics, including TVs, DVD players and gaming consoles use power even when they are turned off. Standby power can account for 3% or more of total electricity costs. A smart power strip shuts down power to products that go into standby mode. Use them in your entertainment centre and office to save energy. Remember to plug your PVR into the always-on outlet to make sure your favourite TV shows still get recorded. Find retailers offering rebates on smart power bars.