Your computer can do some incredible things. But all of those things require power. Your computer can really suck electricity. When you’re using it, that’s not so bad. But it continues hogging power after you’ve stepped away.
Letting your computer run all day won’t drive you to bankruptcy. But electricity isn’t cheap. Windows includes a few handy power settings. These let you sacrifice performance for energy savings.
However, you’re required to adjust these power settings manually. That’s a pain. Instead, try out SetPower. This program lets you schedule changes in power plans. So, it only uses as much power as necessary.
Just tell the program when you normally use the computer. Get full performance for some morning surfing. But power down or even sleep when you go to work. And it’ll be ready to go when you get home.