Roof leak, gas leak, water leak. Leaks are never good news, but we usually ignore the type of leak that is right under our noses – energy leaks. Just because we can’t see electricity leaking from the sockets, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. In fact, not only is there a degree of energy loss moving through electrical sockets, but also through appliances that are plugged in but not in use.
But before you start crunching numbers and counting up how many electrical sockets and appliances are sneakily costing you extra dollars and cents, let us introduce you to the solution: smart power strips. Smart power strips may not be the new wave of artificial intelligence, but they are still very adept at saving you money on your energy bills.
Smart strips are an affordable and scalable investment. Whether you are a homeowner or a business, smart power strips can start saving you money on your energy bills immediately.
What Makes a Smart Power Strip, Smart?
Both traditional and smart power strips act as surge protectors and also serve to provide multiple outlets while only taking up one wall socket. However, traditional power strips are one directional. In other words, they have one job, to send electrical power outwards and into whatever devices are plugged into them.
On the other hand, smart power strips are multi-directional. While they too send electrical power outwards into appliances and devices, they are also able to receive information from those devices. Most importantly, they are able to determine when those devices and appliances are in standby or sleep mode, and in response reduce the energy required to power them. Less energy used means savings on your energy bill.
When Smart Power Strips Get Even Smarter
The concept behind smart power strips is a basic one: shutting down power to items that are not in use, so you don’t have to unplug them one by one, and therefore save energy and money.
Fortunately for us, smart power strip technology has already advanced to help serve a whole array of needs that go beyond simply switching things off. In fact, smart strip design doesn’t just take into account the types of tech devices we are using, but also accounts for how we use them. Just think, shutting down power to your TV while it is off sounds like a great way to save money, but plugging in your WiFi router to the same strip may cause more harm than good.
For example, the smart power strip from TrickleStar allows you to switch each AC outlet on and off individually, so you can easily cut off power entirely to one device while the others remain active. Or consider upgrading to Pinlo or Manzoku smart strips which not only provide individually controlled AC outlets, but also sport extra USB ports. On top of that, they can be managed remotely through a mobile app, so you can control the power to your devices even when you aren’t at home.
Smart power strips are a wonderful first step to reducing energy consumption. With a small upfront investment, smart strips can provide immediate savings for any sized home or business.
Work with Verde
Verde can help take the guesswork out of energy upgrades and help you make sense of your initial investment and long-term projected savings. For us, no job is ever too big or too small, so if you are ever in doubt, give us a call and we can help set up a free energy assessment. Once you have all the facts, we can help get the work done and even assist in applying for rebates from the utility companies. Verde is your one stop shop for energy savings!
How it all works
Call in the pros.
Give us a call, and we’ll come take a look around – no fees, no commitments. Within a week or so, we’ll give you a custom, detailed report of where you can decrease your energy costs and how much you can expect to save.
Let’s do this.
Our Energy Efficiency Professionals do the necessary swaps, tweaks, and in some cases, complete overhauls to bring your costs way down and your savings way up. We know how to save you money – and we know what it takes to make the most of all of those energy rebate programs. In fact, we guarantee that no one can find more rebates off your project than Verde.
We’ve got your back.
If a bulb burns out or an issue occurs, call us. We’ll make it right.
The bean counters on your team will be jumping for joy from the unexpected savings and your team’s Earth lovers will be singing your praises in no time. That’s because Verde’s solutions are just as good for your bottom line as they are for the Earth.
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