Eco-Tip: Eliminating Phantom Loads

In Nov. 18 post on "phantom" power loads, TH told you that household electronics in standby mode are wasting a shocking amount of electricity. George Mokroy wrote in a tip that can help us all save more energy: "Any appliance that has a phantom load--usually an 'instant on' capability like TVs and VCRs--should be plugged into a power strip with an on/off switch. When you finish using it, turn off the power strip instead of the device and you eliminate the phantom load." Thanks George! [by MO]