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How can I save energy while using appliances and electronic devices?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

Start by unplugging unused appliances. The newer computers are great at saving energy in the "sleep" mode, but make sure yours has an EPA Energy Star label. This tells you your trusty old computer isn't burning unnecessary fuel. If you have a less efficient model, turn it off after using it. And think about buying an energy saving "Smart Strip" by BITS Limited. This gem automatically shuts off your printer and other devices when you turn off your computer.
Also make a conscious effort to use rechargeable batteries; you'll save money and keep landfills clear of toxic batteries. Today's chargers are more powerful and faster than the old ones. And don't forget to recycle the batteries that can no longer be charged?

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