Your home has vampires, and no amount of sunlight, reflective mirrors or stinky garlic will keep them away. These vampires are present day and night, and they’re most likely in every room of your home. We’re not talking about the Cullens or Count Dracula – we’re talking about energy vampires that suck the energy from your outlets.
Like vampires suck the blood from their victims, many devices drain energy from our homes, and some are devices we tend to forget about. Think about how costly it is and how it affects the environment. In this blog post, you will find some tips on how to identify and avoid those energy suckers in your home.
What are energy suckers?
Energy suckers are any electronic device that draws power even when it is turned off. This includes devices like TVs, chargers, and even coffee makers. When they are not in use, they continue to draw power from the grid, which costs you money.
How to identify energy suckers
The easiest way to identify energy suckers is to look for the power light on the device. If the light is on, even when the device is turned off, then it is an energy sucker. You can also check the label on the device to see how much power it draws when it is turned on. If the label says that the device draws more power when it is turned off than when it is turned on, then it is an energy sucker.
Common energy suckers in your home
- Anything that turns on/off with a remote control
- Chargeable items like your mobile phone/laptop, etc.
How to minimize energy suckers in your home
The best way to avoid energy suckers is to unplug them when not in use. If you have a power strip, you can plug all your electronics together for an easy power turnoff when you are not using them. You can also use smart power strips with built-in sensors that automatically turn off power to devices when not in use.
Use these tips to help reduce your energy consumption. Identify those energy suckers and start unplugging them when not in use. You will be one step closer to saving money on your energy bill.
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