Beware The Vampires!

by Katy on July 28, 2008 · 2 comments


Like conserving energy and saving money?

Who doesn’t?

Energy conservation and frugality — two great tastes that taste great together!

You know all those little red and green lights on your appliances?

They’re called vampire electronics. And they suck away approximately 5% of all energy used in the United States.

Those little lights sure do add up.

But it’s not just the lights. Plugged in cell phone chargers also suck energy, even when they’re not hooked into anything!

One solution is to centralize your electronics so they can be plugged into a single power strip. Then it’s as simple as flipping off a single switch to turn everything off.

Now take a look around your house to find your little vampires. 

Common appliances are TV’s, VCR’s, DVD players, stereos, microwaves, toasters, scanners, printers and coffee makers. 

Then take that wooden stake of a power strip and put them out of their misery.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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Jennifer July 31, 2008 at 4:43 pm

I unplug everything I can reach. Washer, dryer, computer (including monitor, printer, etc.) microwave, coffee maker, air conditioners – everything. I even pulled the plug on the nightlight in the bathroom. AND, I reduced my electric bill by 22%.


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