Where are the REAL Energy Vampires in Your Home?
Brought to you by: Electric Saver 1200 Ever wondered why you turn all the lights off and unplug all your appliances and devices and STILL don’t seem to save any money? Well wonder no more, this post is all about finding those little energy vampires. If you’d like even more ways to lower energy bills go to: http://www.electricsaver1200.com/bills/ways-to-conserve-electricity/
Even when you turn off your electronics, they could still be wasting electricity. When you press the off switch, many electronics, like televisions, DVRs and satellite boxes, go into stand-by mode.
During stand-by mode, electronics don’t turn off completely. They perform updates, record your favorite shows and generally just wait for you to come back, sucking up energy as they do. This is called stand-by power or phantom load. The energy lost is called vampire energy or leaking energy.
According to the US Department of Energy, your electricity wasters account for 10 percent or more of your electricity bill.
It would explain how Jason Cipriani ended up saving $840 per year on his electricity bill.
Televisions, DVRs and satellite boxes aren’t the only energy users. Chances are, you have several chargers around your home and they stay plugged in 24/7. Phone chargers use around .26 watts of energy per day when plugged in, but not in use. Laptop chargers also waste, using 4.42 watts when not in use and 29.48 watts when it’s plugged into a fully charged laptop.
Test your home for excess energy usage
Want to see if your home is affected by leaking energy? Turn off your AC or heating unit and your hot water heater. Now, turn off everything in your home, but leave them plugged in.
Then, go look at your electric meter box that’s typically located on the side of your home. Are the numbers still going up? If they are, that means that your devices are still sucking electricity.
Another, more straightforward approach is to use a device like the Kill-A-Watt or the Belkin WeMo Insight Switch, which lets you measure energy usage when the device is plugged into them.
So How Do You Stop Those Little Energy Vampires?
You can do it a couple of different ways.
1) you can manually go around your home unplugging all the little appliances, cell phone charges, dvd players, etc. not in use.
2) You can use power strips. Some you can just press a switch and they power strip is off. There are even smart power strips like the Conserve Switch AV Surge Protector that you can turn off from across the room.
3) You can use energy saving devices that impact the largest motors in your home and save WAY more than you would save by using either of the first 2 options. But, the choice is always yours. To learn more about the energy saving device, visit our site today.
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