While air conditioners, furnaces, kitchen appliances and water heaters make up the bulk of electricity usage in your home, your entertainment devices account for about 4% of the total energy used. This consumption is easy to reduce simply by making sure the devices are totally powered off when not in use. This includes televisions, cable boxes, Wi-Fi routers and video game consoles. To avoid wasting energy, unplug items whenever you're not using them, and turn down the brightness on anything with a monitor.
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