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  • Electricity, garbage, free entertainment, appetite

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  • We waste energy every day and don't know it. There are items in our houses that use energy even when they are turned off; 75 percent of the energy used by these items on a daily basis is when they are off at the unit.
    We can either unplug the appliances when not in use plug them into a power strip and turn the strip off when we are not using the item then the item will not draw energy from the outlet. This will also protect these items from power surges or lighting surges.
    These items are: computers, televisions, cable and satellite systems, Stereos and sound systems, DVD players, VCRs, game stations, cell phone chargers, inkjet printers and other computer peripherals, and any item with a display or that uses or can be turned on by remote control.
    — Jenna Fischer, Medford
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