Limit play on video games and cut use of appliances.
When not in use, turn off computers and other electronic equipment completely.
Unplug electric chargers when not in use (e.g., cell phone chargers).
Many new TVs, VCRs, chargers, computer peripherals and other electronics use electricity even when they are switched "off." Although these "standby losses" are only a few watts each, they add up to over 50 watts in a typical home that is consumed all the time. If possible, unplug electronic devices and chargers that have a block-shaped transformer on the plug when they are not in use.
For computer scanners, printers and other devices that are plugged into a power strip, simply switch off the power strip after shutting down your computer.