Beware Of Power Suckers - Don't Let Energy Vampires Raise Your Utility Bills

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Energy Vampires and Phantom Power Loads

Did you know that your cell phone charger could be costing you money even when you are not using it?  Your appliances are increasing your electric use even when they are turned off.  Patty Kim, from National Geographic’s The Green Guide, shows you how to save money and save energy by pulling the plug on phantom loads and energy vampires.



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Comment balloon 7 commentsLisa Von Domek • January 14 2017 12:27AM


Hi Lisa - I know that it is true about chargers because I unplug them in my car when leaving so I don't drain the battery.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 3 years ago

My problem Lisa Von Domek is many of my plug-ins are hard to get to so it's just easier to keep the charger plugged in.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) over 3 years ago

It is true about many small gadgets in our homrs.  We unplug everything

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 3 years ago

I get it and totally agree but like Bob "RealMan" Timm  it is too hard to get to them so in they stay:) Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 3 years ago

I learned this long ago and even went through a time I turned off power strips or unplugged them. Then life got busier and my old habits took over again. 

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 3 years ago

Like many here, the reality is it can take more effort to do this than we have energy for.

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) over 3 years ago

Thanks alot, Lisa Von Domek now you've gone an given Sandy another name she can call me, "Power Sucker"

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc.) over 3 years ago

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