Don’t Let These Energy Vampires Suck the Life Out of Your Wallet
Saving energy is important to most homeowners. Not only does it lower our energy bills, reducing the amount of energy we use lessens the negative impact you make on the environment. Simply turning an appliance off does not necessarily mean you have turned off the energy it uses. Energy vampires continue to use energy even when they are turned off. Electronics and small appliances that use energy when plugged in but not in use is a phenomenon also referred to as phantom energy. You can raise your energy savings by unplugging these small appliances while they are not in use.
- Cell phone, tablet or iPod chargers
- • Handheld video gaming devices
- • Televisions and peripheral devices like DVRs
- • Game consoles
- • Laptop or notebook computers
- • Coffee makers
- • Toasters and toaster ovens
- • Any device with a clock or a backup light
Use the energy saving features built in on most laptop computers or notebooks. Unplug these small appliances or electronics when they are not in use. Get an energy audit for your home to help identify and correct phantom energy use in your home. These simple actions will prevent energy vampires from sucking the life out of your wallet.
Contact us at Air-Tro Inc. for more expert advice about energy vampires or any other home comfort needs. We have kept California comfortable since 1969.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater Monrovia, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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