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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    having the standby saver product at home has saved me around £5 per month in electricity, however I am curious as to the PC standby saver etc. I am all for reducing my energy output (every bulb in my house is energy saving, I religiously switch off plugs etc etc) so if someone can give me some more details on them I would be more than happy to listen!
    We've got some information on our 'Go Green' page here: Save money, Save the planet! | Servers Plus

    You can also see more info on the WattsClever site here: Standby Control Units ¨C UK socket type

    Because the savings depend on how many peripherals are connected, how many hours the PC is on standby and what device you use (pc standby control / auto standby control / etc) the results vary a lot.

    Using the PC standby control unit as an example, if it has a PC, monitor and speakers plugged in and is on standby for 16 hours on a weekday (24 hours at weekends) then this unit will have paid for itself within the first year, with an energy saving of £14 per year. Multiply this by the number of PCs in the average school and you'll see that investing in standby savers makes perfect sense.

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    I was wondering for home usage, any money that I can not spend on electricity is ideal for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I was wondering for home usage, any money that I can not spend on electricity is ideal for me!
    In a home environment you'll probably save more, as you're likely to have more peripherals such as a printer, scanner, beefier speakers - etc.

    If you're not hosting a home network, you could even have your modem/router shut down along with the PC.

    A good idea to save money in the home is to use an automatic standby control unit with your TV, and have it turn off your sound system, VCR/DVD/BR player, sky box, etc. when you're not watching TV - Again, this would pay for itself within a year and continue to save you money year after year.

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    We've got a remote that turns on and off the TV/DVD, Fire, Sound System and small lamp. There's a master button that switches them all. It's radio so works from another room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    We've got a remote that turns on and off the TV/DVD, Fire, Sound System and small lamp. There's a master button that switches them all. It's radio so works from another room.
    What make is yours? Is it the same as this?

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    Pretty similar. Got it from Aldi for around £14 last year.

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    I have the same one from Aldi, use it for the lamps in my bedroom, and for the items in the babys room (mobile, nightlight etc)



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