Going Green at Home

When it comes to going green at home, there are lots of simple steps you can take to make your home operate as efficiently as possible. One easy green tip is using smart strips to curb “vampire power,” the power your appliances and gadgets use even when they are not in use but are plugged in. By plugging your TV and Blu-ray playerinto a smart power strip, power goes to the components after your TV is turned on. Turn off the TV, and every bit of power is cut off from your gear.

A smart strip is equally helpful in your home office. Make sure your laptop is energy star certified and the energy saver feature is enabled. This ensures that when you stop working it, dips to low power mode.

For more tips on easy ways to Go Green at Home including recycling old electronics, using CFL bulbs, programmable thermostats, and rechargeable batteries, be sure to check out Best Buy’s Go Green at Home video!


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