Free software download automatically powers down unused PCs


MONEY-SAVING MOMENT: A little-known download that was used to reduce PC energy consumption in Japan after nuclear plants were taken offline can help you save money every month too.

Granola is a free download that automatically powers down desktops when they’re not being used, similar to a dimmer switch for your computer. The software runs in the background of your operating system and tunes up your computer’s own energy-saving hardware, which ensures that you’re not wasting volts unnecessarily.

The Japanese government deployed Granola after the Fukushima meltdown. By their estimates, energy consumption from computer use dropped roughly 30%.

Those numbers synch up nicely with software maker MiserWare’s own estimate that their Granola download can save 15% to 35% of your computer’s energy consumption.

Give it a try today and see!

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