vampire power drain - Home Energy Saving Ideas - Energy Diet - Bob Vila
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Pull the Plug
FACT: Just because an appliance is turned off, that doesn't mean it's not drawing power. According to the energy experts at Cornell University,"vampire power" costs consumers $30 billion a year—or about $200 per household.
DIET PLAN: Unplug devices and appliances like countertop microwaves, cell phone chargers, and laptops when they are not in use (or once they are fully charged).