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Belkin Conserve

Besides replacing the fridge with a more energy efficient model, the best way to reduce energy consumption is monitoring and reducing energy use of smaller plugged-in devices. This little device installs in between the socket and electronics, shutting off standby power automatically from three pre-set time settings (30 minutes, 3 hours or 6 hours), putting the kibosh on unnecessary energy use with fans, humidifiers, irons, heaters, or anything else easy to forget to turn off (if you desire more information about energy consumption, the Conserve Insight is an upgraded model with a realtime usage/cost display).