We know you love your gadgets and gizmos, and you know we love them. That’s why we’re both here. We love them mobile, and we love them plugged in. We love gaming on them, and we love reading on them; we love everything about them, and yet there is something we really need to change about the way we use them. I’m talking about conserving the energy we use when it comes to our gadgets, which is costing you more than you think. Below you’ll find some energy saving advice that we’ve listed, and some explanations as to why you’ll want to listen to us.

Why Should I Care?

Even if you don’t care about melting ice caps, homeless polar bears, and Al Gore turning in his sleep, there is one thing I’m sure you do care about: the money in your pocket. Leaving an environmental footprint makes your cash burn up faster than a Hollywood marriage, in both obvious and subtle ways. Did you know leaving devices on standby in your home can cost you close to $100 a year? If you can get your hands on one of those handheld voltage meters, you’d be surprised how much electricity your gaming systems are guzzling while you sleep. And that’s just one example; there are tons of other costly habits we are all guilty of doing.

What Can I Do?

For starters you can keep reading this blog post. There are countless little things you can change about how you handle devices that can add up to huge savings, both for your pocket and for Mother Earth. Here’s some sound energy saving advice, brought to you in part by aesthetically pleasing bullet points:

These are just a few of the many minor tweaks you could change about your daily lifestyle to save money, but if you want to take the time to track it, you’ll be surprised at how much you’re saving. And this goes even beyond your gadgets. If you have a handheld voltage meter lying around, go around your house and survey your most loved devices; you’ll be surprised at how much energy they’re wasting when you’re not looking.


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