Not only will unplugging your unused appliances help to prevent house fires and electrical overloads, but it will also help to save on energy costs!

According to environmental expert Simran Sethi, 40% of all electricity is used to power home appliances while they're turned off. Power strips with surge protectors are an easy way to be able to unplug appliances all at once.

Consider investing in a smart power strip - these strips monitor the use of electricity in each plug and shut off the ones that have been left idle for a certain period of time.

As an added bonus, if all U.S. household appliances were unplugged while not in use, it would lower emissions and the country could shut down 17 power plants!

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