LocalCooling is a free Windows utility that can help you configure power saving settings on Windows (Vista and XP anyway). Now granted, there is nothing in local cooling application that you can’t do yourself through various parts of Control Panel in Windows, but it puts them all in a single easy to use interface.
Through, its extensive database of computer components, the application is able to estimate what your PC’s full usage of electricity is on a variety of components, including the monitor, the hard drive, CPU, Graphics Card and more, and tell you (approximately) how much you save when you implement some of the power saving features.
Of course, the neat feature for those trying to be more green, is you get to see in terms of trees, oil and Electricity how much you saved by turning on some of these power saving features. For those that perhaps are quite so worried about the green aspect per se, there is another cool thing you get to see, and that is the green you will save on your electricity bill. I don’t know anybody that doesn’t want to at least save that sort of green.
Best of all.Â It is free.