My vampires are my weakness…and I’m not talking about the Vampires that you find only at Halloween or in the bayous of New Orleans. I’m talking about the energy vampires that suck the energy from your home while your away or asleep. And these vampires don’t only come out at night!
Do you know which electronics suck the energy when not in use? Take a look around your house; do you see lights on your TV even if it is off? What about the clock on your video player or microwave? What about the charger for your laptop? What about things without lights like your cell phone charger? The average household wastes about $100 a year on these energy vampires.
I’ve really tried to unplug my vampires before they suck money from my wallet but it’s hard to remember. I always forget my cell phone charger and my laptop charger. Since I learned about energy vampires I have made some progress though. I always turn off my printer now. I have a power stip on my computer desk and I TRY to remember to turn it off every night before I go to bed. And when we leave for a long weekend or on vacation I always unplug the TV, video player, cable boxes, and stereos. There is always room for improvement but I’m making progress. What about you?
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