Save an easy $100 by unplugging these devices
Shave your electric bill by unplugging appliances and electrical devices when not in use; the cable box and DVR are standby-power hogs.
I think I'll pay $100 a year to keep things plugged up and not have to deal with reboot times.
Come up with a way to knock off $100 a month, then we'll talk. (PROTIP . . . don't use HVAC and dry clothes on a line, it'll save much more. Turn off the fridge, AC, and laundry machines, and use candles and your power bill will be virtually nothing.)
Pay for Movies on Demand with Vudu, or Hulu. Save more.
Savingx? If you have UWILLSERVEUS, it would mount to hundreds a year.
take that 100 and divide by 12 is it really worth the hassle of unpugging everything????????????
The ONLY answer to your question of why doesn't anyone ever consult people who actually know what they're talking about, is because the idiotic writers of this article probably still use 1970s technology. You know, like to old cable boxes that DIDN'T require programming, and they probably don't have computers in their houses either.
Yes you probably COULD save electricity by pulling the plug on many devices, but you have a VALID point. the reprogramming in time and energy costs just don't make it worth it to pull the plug.
You might as well start buying 2 ply toilet paper since you can separate each sheet into 2 sheets. Think how much you'll save there. While you're at it, unless you get really sweaty, you can wear underwear for 2 days. Think how much you'll save on laundry costs.
And by the way, the digital cable box and DVR, which is is one your biggest offenders, will never be unplugged daily by anyone, EVER! Because anyone who has a digital DVR/cable box knows that when it loses power, it can take up to 5 minutes to reprogram itself once power is restored.
Besides that, anyone who spends $75 or more per month on digital cable doesn't care about $2 per month.
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