Unplug everything when you go away

Many electrical appliances continue to sneakily leech energy even after they have been switched off. That includes TVs, sound systems, washing machines, computers and printers.
However, if you disconnect these appliances from the power supply before the beginning of your holiday, you can save money.
According to Verivox, a German tariff advice service, this is an easy way to save around 23 kilowatt hours of energy over the course of a three-week holiday. This represents a saving of around 7 dollars, depending on your location and energy supplier.
If you shut down the fridge and freezer too, you’ll save another 7 dollars. And, to save another 33 dollars, switch off your electric water heater. Your pockets and the environment will thank you! — dpa