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Random Tip: Get Discounted SmartStrips

Massachusetts and Rhode Island National Grid, Until, WMECo, Cape Light Compact, and NSTAR Electric customers can get SmartStrips for only $16.95. These things are great. We have one for our entertainment system, and when the TV is turned off, power is cut to the Wii, Playstation, etc. No more vampire energy.

Fun with a Kill-a-Watt

We finally got that Kill-A-Watt we’ve been thinking about, and we spent a good part of last weekend running around the house measuring the energy use of every single piece of electronic equipment we own. It was surprisingly fun. It was also a lot of numbers. (See below.) But we could draw a few conclusions from all of them: