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23 February, 2015 0

Banish “Energy Vampires” To Save Money

Cut Costs By Cutting Off Power To These Devices

If you are like most of us, you see paying your electricity bill as a necessary evil. No, you do not want to give money away for something you can neither see nor touch, but when the power goes out you suddenly become extremely grateful for the functionality your home’s electricity provides.

Fortunately, there are ways to make this necessary evil less painful. One quick, easy way to reduce your bill is to unplug devices when they are not in use. Many devices use energy even when they are not in use. They are often referred to as “energy vampires” because they drain energy even when off. Some examples of energy vampires are computers, televisions, DVD players, printers/scanners/copiers/faxes, coffeemakers, lamps, stereos, toasters, cell phone chargers, and irons.

Experts estimate that about $4 billion dollars are spent in the United States each year on this kind of standby power. Unplugging devices when not in use can help drive down your electricity bill, and will also protect your home from fire.

There are, however, a few instances in which unplugging your device is not prudent. A couple of examples include your washer and dryer, which do use constant energy but are also often dangerous to unplug because of their size and location, or your modem/router, which depends on its current settings and could be disrupted by being unplugged. Use your best judgment when deciding which devices to unplug and which to leave connected.

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