Now I have read some of the information people have here and it is good advice. However, you need to make sure you turn off all your phantom power suckers at night. For example, a microwave clock is nice, but how often do you look at it instead of a regular clock? I unplug mine unless I plan on using it right away. I do this with all my electronic gadgets and ended up saving close to a hundred bucks a month on a regular basis.