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Published September 19, 2017

Easy savings at the push of a button

An extension cord is an inexpensive saviour and allows you to place a device exactly where you need it. You can increase the benefit by purchasing an extension cord equipped with a timer and switch so that you can conveniently switch the power off without crawling to the device. Keeping a device on standby mode can consume from 5 to 10% more electricity.

Savings: Turning the power off with an extension cord switch or timer is an easy way to save money.

Remember this: It may take a while to get into the routine of turning the power off from an extension cord. Not all extension cords have a switch or timer.

Reducing your carbon footprint: Switching devices off standby reduces your carbon footprint slightly each year. If a million Finns did this, it would save the equivalent of 1,000 carbon footprints.

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