The usage of computer systems and tech gadgets are increasing with the passage of time, and the highly usage of these technologies giving rise to electricity bills. The problem comes only when you see your electricity bills at the end of each month. Which is of course not a motivating tool for a lower budget consumer. So, do follow some of the basic steps in order reduce your sky-rocketing electricity bills by managing your tech gadgets and computer systems.
Unplug unused devices
A basic rule; if you are not using a device, pull the power plug out of the outlet. For example, if your printer is plugged in, and you haven’t used it for the past couple of weeks, keep in mind that it is still slowly drawing electricity. Just unplug it until you actually need to use it.
Use power strips
A power strip is basically a collection of power receptacles (sockets) arranged in a convenient form (locally, it is referred to as an “extension”). Its on/off switch supplies or removes power from all the receptacles. Use power strips for gadgets such as mobile phone chargers, ink- based printers, television sets, speakers, etc, that do not draw a mammoth amount of electrical power.
Do not over-charge your devices. If you can, purchase devices that inform you to stop charging after they have been completely charged. Again, do not leave chargers attached to plugs or power strips when they are not charging.
Sleep and hibernate
Keep your computer system on sleep mode, when you are not using it. It will benefit you whenever you are not using computer. However, do not use sleep mode for all the time. The best alternative tool for that is “hibernate Mode”, which will shut down your computer in such a way that you will not have to reload your programs when you are about to use it again.
If suitable for your particular needs, opt for a laptop instead of a desktop. Similarly, for a monitor, use an LCD or LED-based monitor, rather than a CRT one.
Be wise with smartphones
Only turn on the applications and features that you need; Google Maps, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi drain the phone’s battery at a drastic rate. Also, reduce the brightness setting of the screen – a dimmer screen is less taxing on the Smartphone’s battery than a bright one. Even though most smartphones these days automatically adjust brightness depending on ambient light, it’s always better to be proactive about power management.
Authors Bio:- Sohail Qaisar is a pro blogger, he shares information about different technology review. He also gives different tips & tricks, e.g how to detect a fake product?