Eco Tip: Reduce Vampire Power

On average, US homes waste $100 a year on vampire power losses. These losses occur when many rechargeable products, such as cell phone, camera, mp3 and navigation device chargers and other home electronics continue to draw electric power after fully charging.  You can take the following steps to reduce the cost of vampire energy loss:

  • Unplug devices when not in use
  • Unplug video game consoles
  • Power off your monitor when you are not using it instead of using screen savers
  • Turn off all printers and peripherals unless you are using them consider using an ink-jet printer
  • Use Smart Surge Protectors

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One response to “Eco Tip: Reduce Vampire Power

  1. Readers may be also interested in this article about the effects of Vampire power.


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