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Invest in a Surge Protector to Save Energy in Your Home

Invest in a Surge Protector to Save Energy in Your Home

Save Energy in Your California HomeIf you happen to be one of the millions of homeowners interested in reducing your utility bills, you have probably turned to your energy usage looking for ways to save money. The sad fact is that most homeowners waste energy on a daily basis without evening knowing it. This is where a surge protector can come in handy. These relatively inexpensive items can help save energy in your Pasadena area home while protecting your expensive electrical equipment from power surges.

Electrical Vampires

Several devices you have in your home at this very moment are essentially electrical vampires that go on consuming electricity even after you have pressed their off button. Items such as:

  • Cell phones, MP3 players, tablets and their charging devices
  • Televisions, DVRs, DVDs and Blu-rays
  • Handheld video games
  • Coffee makers
  • Game consoles
  • Notebook and laptop computers
  • Toaster ovens and toasters
  • Devices with a backup light or clock

Simply turning these devices off doesn’t stop their consumption of energy and you must either unplug them from the outlet to keep them from consuming energy. If, however, you have the items plugged into a surge protector, you merely have to flip one switch instead of running around your home unplugging electrical cords when the item isn’t in use. It is best to have multiple surge protectors in your home for each room and group of items. This simple step can help increase your home’s energy efficiency and save you money.

Saving Money

Using surge protectors in your home gives you the ability to easily turn off these energy-sucking devices without the hassle of unplugging each one individual. When these devices cannot consume electricity, your energy consumption is reduced. And if you continue to turn off the items when not in use, you will begin to notice a decrease in your energy costs.

For more information about surge protectors and how they can benefit your home, contact the experts at Air-Tro. Since 1969, we have provided reliable HVAC services to the Greater Los Angeles area including metro areas of San Bernardino and Riverside County and Orange County.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater Pasadena, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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