Zap the Energy Sappers

Is your home full of ” slow leaks” when it comes to energy? In fact electricity could be draining out of your outlets through appliances on standby, slumbering adaptors or any gadget with a clock, timer or remote control.

This is know as “phantom load” and can account for as much as 10% of the energy bill in a typical home.

The good news: zapping these energy sappers is fairly easy.

– PULL THE PLUG: Try to unplug any appliances and electronics you can. A Power bar lets you easy turn off several at once. Unplug rechargers and power cords as soon as they’ve done their job.

– USE THE OFF SWITCH: Use the sleep setting instead of the screen saver while you’re working on your computer. and then shut it down completely where you’re done for the day. Remember to switch off your monitor and printer , as well as the DVD player, video game console and set-top box. along with the TV

-UPDATE YOUR APPLIANCES: When Making new purchases, look for products with the ENERGY STAR symbol. Which use less energy in standby mode!

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