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Power Down Challenge

Power Down Challenge

Stop phantom power by unplugging electronic devices, or using a power strip and turning it off when not in use.

You’ll save energy and reduce greenhouse gas pollution. Here are some clues to help you recognize a product that draws power continuously:

  • It has a remote control.
  • It requires an external power supply.
  • It has a digital display, LED status light, or digital clock.
  • It contains or is a battery charger.
  • It has a soft-touch keypad.
WHY?

You can calculate the difference by measuring the electricity used by each of your electronic devices with a kill-a-watt meter. Look up the cost per kilowatt hour ($/KWH) on your electric bill. Then, multiply your savings by the day, week or year.

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