31 Oct '13, 6pm

Ward-Off #Energy #Vampires this #Halloween with These Energy-Saving Tips #energyefficiency

Ward-Off #Energy #Vampires this #Halloween with These Energy-Saving Tips #energyefficiency

By now, most of us now associate vampires with “Twihard” tweens obsessed with a certain book and movie series. You might have hoped the craze would pass and you’d never have to hear about those blood-sucking creatures again. But like it or not, vampires are a part of all of our lives, and it doesn’t come and go with pop-culture fads or Halloween season. Also referred to as “phantom load,” “standby power” or “idle current,” vampire energy is the electricity that outlets and electronics endlessly “suck” from our plugs, even if the device is fully charged, off , or in sleep mode. Microwaves, coffee makers, laptops, printers, TVs, cable boxes, (literally anything you can plug into an outlet) and more are haunted by vampire energy. Basically anytime you plug something into an outlet, it’s using energy and taking a bite out of your wallet. The good news, though, is that just lik...

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