What is Vampire Electronics? Or how to Save Energy
Save Energy in your home
You may not realize it but even when our appliances and devices are powered off but still plugged in, they are using power. This is known as “vampire electronics”.
And this can have significant impact on a consumer’s wallet. Vampire electronics can add more than $100 per year to your electricity bills.
Here are a few suggestions you can do to reduce your electricity usage thus reduce your hydro bills, save energy and make your wallet thicker by more than $100.
- Simply unplug
If you are not using an appliance, turn it off and unplug it from the wall and this will help to save energy.
- Limit idle time
Switch your computer to sleep mode from “ON” when you are away and save energy
- Use power strips
Turn off multiple electronic devices with just one switch.
You can even get a socket that automatically switches a device off when it has gone into standby. Try using the manual switch adapters for kitchen appliances, TV, and floor lamps – you’ll be amazed!