Nowadays, things are very different form back when the average home had one TV and maybe a computer that was only turned on for a few hours at most. Today, the average home has more than one computer, many electrical appliances and several televisions. Most of these devices are connected to game consoles, printers, DVD players, external monitors and other devices. While these devices are a highly important part of our daily life and entertainment, they also increase our energy consumption which in turn increases the monthly electricity bill. The real problem is not actually the electrical consumption when these devices are in use but the fact that most people forget to turn these devices off when they are not in use. In reality, there are some electronic devices that continue to use up power even after being turned off. This type of energy usage is known as ‘vampire loads’ and can be fixed with a simple, convenient and affordable solution.
By replacing your everyday average power strips with more advanced power strips, you can reduce wasted electricity by a considerable percentage. These can help you prevent the wastage of electricity while your devices are idle. While not necessarily a home improvement that requires construction, smart power strips can actually provide a great solution for vampire loads. The best thing about advanced power strips is that you don’t even have to change the way you use your electronic decides to experience the savings.
Advanced power strips are primarily designed to be used in home offices and home entertainment centers. Since both home offices and entertainment systems involve many electronic devices plugging into a power strip, you can prevent them from continuing to draw in power when they are turned off or not in use by switching to smart power strips. There is a variety of advanced power strip types that can be chosen according to your specific needs. For instance, if you have a habit of falling asleep while watching TV at night, then you can choose an activity monitor advanced power strip to turn everything off. Another example are masterless advanced power strips which are perfect for those who are careful about turning off their devices but are still concerned about vampire loads.
If you are considering switching form your regular power strips to advanced power strips, then make sure that the option you choose is able to meet basic standards in addition to offering exciting benefits. For instance, the advanced power strip you choose will need to be equipped with surge protectors to save your devices and appliances from transient voltage damage and surges. Short bursts of transient voltage can damage your devices at once or over a period of time. Make sure that you check your electronic devices, the locations in which you mostly use them and replace your average power strips with good quality advanced power strips. You may find that the best ones are quite pricey. However, they would make an excellent investment in reducing your electricity costs as well as enhancing the longevity of your electronic devices.