Reduce your phantom power
Did you know that your home’s devices and appliances continue to draw power even when they are off but still plugged in? This is called phantom power and it often accounts for up to 10% of a home’s energy.
To reduce the phantom power in your home, unplug appliances when they are not in use, such as blenders, coffee makers, microwaves, toasters, device chargers, sound systems, game consoles, computers, and printers. If you have a bunch of appliances close together, you can plug them all into a power strip and switch it to off when these appliances are not in use. This achieves the same effect.