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How to Avoid Energy Vampire and Save Money

How to Avoid Energy Vampires and Save Money

There is a concept known as vampire energy, where electricity is wasted when plugged in items are still operating even when off. You may find that your appliances and/or devices are never truly off, regardless of their status. In order to reduce your energy bill, it is vital to eliminate energy vampires. This energy waste can drive up your energy bill for decades, costing you hundreds of dollars over time.

How Does Vampire Energy Work?

It’s important to realize that devices – even when off and in standby mode – are still pulling power, because they are designed for convenience. Standby Mode saves you time and energy, but a quick turn-on means they have been consuming energy even while off.

Vampire energy frequently targets the following common devices:

  • Televisions
  • Cable boxes
  • Satellite boxes
  • Internet routers
  • Internet modems
  • Stereos
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Cell Phone chargers
  • Cordless phones
  • Game consoles
  • Cameras
  • Portable vacuums
  • Microwave ovens
  • Electric clocks

Other Names for Vampire Energy

There have been several aliases associated with vampire energy over the years, and these are some of the most common:

  • Vampire Electricity
  • Vampire Draw
  • Phantom Load
  • Phantom Power Loss
  • Standby Power Consumption
  • Ghost Load
  • Leaking Electricity
  • Power Leech
  • Idle Power Load

Lower Your Bills By Killing Vampire Energy

It is essential to reduce your electricity consumption in order to lower your energy bill. The more consumer electronics you have plugged in at the same time, the more vampire electricity they generate, which makes it harder to reduce your electricity expenses.

Vampire electricity is ultimately paying for services you don’t use. You’ll spend money on electricity if you let your electronics run when you aren’t using them, which you could use for home improvement projects, college funding, or extra spending money. 

Contact a Certified Electrician in Conroe

A&H Electric Co. has over thirty years of experience providing residential and commercial electrical repair, maintenance, and installation. We offer a full suite of services, not limited to electrical safety inspections and whole home rewiring, with all work performed by skilled technicians. Please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment anytime you need a certified electrician to service your home or business, even if it’s after hours, as we offer 24-hour emergency repairs.

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