Vampire electricity, also known as standby power, accounts for about 5-10% 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. Basically it is devices that are pulling power, or sucking (haha), power all day and night!
How can you identify these power draining devices?
Blinking light are a great indicator as they usually mean that power is on.
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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