I have been on a power reduction kick lately to see how low I can get my monthly bill. Currently it is a perfect time of year in Phoenix, so we don’t need AC nor heat.
One tactic I use when traveling is to just turn off all of the circuits when I leave for more than a day. Do this right at the circuit breaker and all those “vampire” devices will go away. Make sure to keep the refrigerator and smoke detectors powered up. Watch out for alarm clocks that are battery powered, those will kill the battery over time.
The latest tactic is a power strip. There are plenty of fancy ones out there “smart strips”, but they are still on all the time. The device that turns them on/off is also sucking power when it doesn’t need to be (usually a monitor). So Tripp-lite makes a nice strip that is full of power switches, this means you can segment off certain areas that don’t always need to be on. Things like wall chargers, monitors, speakers, fans, lamps, etc that are running can be off when you leave.
Check it out (affiliate):
TRIPP LITE Outlet
What other things do you do to save power? Send me a message!