vampire power drain - Home Energy Saving Ideas - 12 Ways to Go on an Energy Diet - Bob Vila
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).