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Old 10-09-2008, 03:35 PM
 
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Hi everyone.

Just stopping by to share something with you that I saw yesterday on Oprah.
The general subject was how to live cheaper...
There was a woman who had a 268$ energy (electricity) bill every month.
What she did was to unplug all the devices (dvd, lamps, computer and such) when she didn't use them. Only turned on the ac if it was necessary and if she was at home.
Her bill went down to 60$ . I was pretty amazed. Even if you can only save 100$, it is still a lot of money.
Just think about it. Even if your TV is turned off, it is still in standby mode and comsumes electricity.
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:22 AM
 
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that idea--putting electrical stuff on power strips and turning it off when you don't need it--has been around for a while--guess it depends on how much you have as to what kind of difference it makes...
some people will say that can be hurtful to some items to be turned off and on full charge so to speak...
in FL I would think that humidity could accumulate that the silent mode would keep at bay...
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