By Mary Bubala

BALTIMORE (WJZ) ― More than six million Americans work from home.

That saves energy by cutting out the commute, but as Mary Bubala reports, it may increase your home energy bill.

People who work from home should plug all their printers, computers and fax machines into a smart strip. It automatically turns off the power when not in use for more than an hour.

An Energy Star labeled computer uses 70 percent less electricity. If left inactive, Energy Star desktop computers enter a sleep mode, saving energy.


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