Standby power accounts for about 10% of residential electricity use. But what exactly is standby power and how can you reduce it? According to standby.lbl.gov, standby power is the energy consumed by a product while it is switched off or not performing its primary function. You might know it by the term vampire electricity, or vampire electronics, which can suck power all day and night!
How can you identify these power draining devices? Just look for the blinking lights. Find out how to reduce standby power in your home with these tips from APG&E!
Slight changes in your habits now can add up to bigger savings later. Want even bigger savings? Think about programming your thermostat a few degrees warmer or cooler for even more savings, depending on the time of the year.
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