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.
We have suggested you unplug your wall warts before, and also noted just the other day that you can monitor your own home's energy consumption through tools like the Home Joule.
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.