30 Oct '16, 5pm

Beware #vampires lurking in the shadows! Don't waste #VampireEnergy

Beware #vampires lurking in the shadows! Don't waste #VampireEnergy

Is that a vampire lurking in the shadows of your home? Yes it is, but don’t get out the cloves of garlic yet. This vampire is not after your blood — it’s after your energy. Vampire appliances and electronics use electricity when they are plugged in but are switched off. They go into standby mode and could be leeching large amounts of energy. Products that have a remote control, feature a digital display or have a soft-touch keypad use standby energy. Computers, cable boxes and televisions all have large appetites for vampire energy. The average American consumer spends around $120 a year on vampire energy. That’s 100 billion kilowatt hours of vampire electricity consumed yearly in the United States. We’re not only wasting our money, we’re wasting resources powering up equipment that’s not being used. For example, your mobile phone charger uses 3.68 watts while in use, 2.24...

Full article: http://www.gbes.com/blog/are-you-wasting-vampire-energy/

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