Weekly Tip #8: Set up your sockets
Have a look at how your electrical sockets and multi-socket adapters are set up. You can often arrange them so you can minimise energy use by only switching on those that you need, for example:
- put your computer on a different socket from your peripherals, so you don't need to fire up the whole lot just to update your status on Facebook.
- likewise if your TV is on a different socket from your DVD player, digibox, video etc, you don't have to burn energy unnecessarily everytime you want to watch a terrestrial TV programme.