Are there vampires in your home? Do they vant to suck your...energy? To the tune of 5 cents of every dollar you spend on energy for your home, energy vampires are sucking on your energy and your money, which equals $4 billion dollars each year in the US. The US energy department is estimating that it could rise to 20% of total energy costs by the year 2010.
What's an energy vampire? It's all the electronics that are really on stand-by when you turn them off--even your chargers that don't have anything attached to them, they're still sucking electricity.
posted originally from: AT:Hometech
Besides not being green (the CO2 that's released in the making of that electricity that's doing nothing but keeping your electronics on stand-by), it's a money waster.
What else can we do to reduce the number of vampires in our home?
- Image by mscaprikell, who went as a vampire lawyer, "a tad redundant," she says.