Updated: Mar 28
Does it seem like you do everything possible to lower your electric bill and still see no measurable difference in your bill? The simple reason is you may have energy vampires in your home. The good news is these creepy creatures do not require a visit from your local ghostbusters team, these energy suckers are hiding in plain sight and easy to remove.
An energy vampire is any device that uses energy when not in use. Consider anything that is plugged in and ready to use instantly. Good examples include televisions, home printers, gaming consoles, coffee makers, lamps, and the list goes on. Think about your smart devices and anything that has a digital clock is an energy vampire. Even a sleeping computer or laptop can be sucking energy all day and night, causing your bill to soar, and putting strain on the public grid. The good news is there is no need to smear garlic on these vampires or pepper your walls with crosses, the easiest way to kill off these energy suckers is to simply unplug them.
Don’t want the hassle of unplugging and plugging back in? Consider attaching multiple plugs to a power strip and activate the entire room at once. Unplug coffee makers, phone chargers, fans, and lights in rooms that aren’t used every day.
Vampires are real – energy vampires. Fortunately, you can pull the plug on these monsters and send them back to the haunted houses where they belong.