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When you turn off electronics, make sure they are really off. Many devices consume power all the time, such as monitors, printers, DVD players, and other home entertainment and office equipment. A smart power strip will ensure that these devices are not only protected against surges, but when the main device is shut off, power is also cut to selected ancillary equipment on the strip.
What You Need to Do
Step 1Install smart, timed and master-control power strips to your consumer electronics clusters; such as computer and peripheral nests, stereo/video equipment nests, rechargers and the like.
Step 2Visit the Xcel Energy store to purchase smart plug strips and have them delivered to your door at https://www.xcelenergystore.com/collections/advanced-power-strips
Are there other low cost ideas to save money in addition to my Action Plan?In addition to your Action Plan, you can search through our Energy Tips. There are ideas for quick behavior changes, weekend projects, maintenance, when it breaks, health and comfort, and other energy saving ideas. You can easily add those to your action plan.
If I complete this measure, can I track my savings over time?If you mark an item on your plan as completed, we will track your estimated energy use and savings over time. We can use this to find additional savings options.