May 06, 2016
It’s game time! The basketball and hockey playoffs are well underway, and baseball season is in full swing. If you don’t want to miss the action, you may be considering some upgrades to your home entertainment system. One upgrade you don’t want to overlook, believe it or not, is to your power strip/surge protector.
Many electronics in your home continue to use power even when turned off (the dreaded “energy vampires”). Luckily, there’s an easy way to stop standby power loss and save money. Upgrade your old surge protector with an Advanced Power Strip or Tier 2 Advanced Power Strip – these products pay for themselves in less than a year! Check out this short video to learn how Advanced Power Strips can help you save.
Saving energy with a Tier 2 Advanced Power Strip is as easy as plugging in your electronics. Like an APS, a Tier 2 Advanced Power Strip has two types of outlets: controlled outlets for devices that do not require constant power, such as your television, and an always on outlet for devices that require constant power, such as your cable box.
But what if a game runs into extra innings, leaving you snoozing on the couch while your TV’s energy use runs into overtime? Tier 2 Advanced Power Strips also have an IR sensor that detects when devices plugged into the controlled outlets are not in active use for a certain length of time, and automatically shuts them off via remote control signals.
To learn more about their benefits and how they work, check out our Tier 2 Advanced Power Strip Page. You can also purchase discounted Tier 2 advanced power strips from Mass Save’s online storefront.
Still got your eye on a new TV for enjoying your favorite sport's championship game? If you’re purchasing new electronics to use with your advanced power strip, remember to look for ENERGY STAR® certified models and recycle your old electronics. Properly recycling electric products permanently removes them from the electric grid, conserves resources, and makes room for more energy-efficient models. To learn more about electronics recycling, click here.