Given rising prices for energy, which seem to continue to rise, we are paying attention to ways in which we can lower the costs. In our homes, we consume electricity and it seems to result in higher than we would have expected bills. One of the problems is that many devices do not require power to be on all the time.
As an example, your TV does not have to have power all the time, but your DVR does. The Belkin Conserve Switch contains 8 electrical outlets. Two of the outlets are always on. So, if you use one of these on your home entertainment, you can leave the DVR powered on all the time and power everything else off. Another of the items with this product is that it has a remote switch which lets you turn off the power supply to 6 of the outlets. The remote switch will work at a distance of up to 30 feet which should be more than adequate. With the remote, you do not have to go directly to the power switch. As with many of the better power switches, this one comes with cable management which is a benefit when running a lot of power cords.
With all the devices now coming with a standby mode, they continue to consume energy even when not in use. As a result, they consume unnecessary power and increase your electrical costs as a result. The Belkin Conserve Switch can help to control those costs by letting you turn off some electrical items while leaving others on.
This is just one example of products which are in the marketplace and available for purchase. You need to do some investigation as to the one that best fits your needs. Given that utility companies are replacing electrical meters with digital components, these switches will help in determining how to lower your energy costs.