Myth: You should always turn off the lights every time you leave the room
Fact: Turn off incandescents if you’re leaving the room for more than five seconds; CFLs, if you’ll be gone at least 15 minutes. Here’s our guide to the many different types of lightbulbs, and how to choose the best ones for your home.
Myth: You don’t really need to unplug small electronic devices
Fact: Unplug. Even easier, plug everything into power strips with on/off switches. Keeping things unplugged is better for the environment–plus, it’ll save you a lot of money.