Tip of the Week: Unplug Unused Appliances!

Tip of the Week: Unplug Unused Appliances!

Our homes utilize large and small appliances, many of these devices have electronics built in that even when off, not in use or in standby mode, draw power.

Most electronics like cellphone chargers, wireless charging platforms, portable vacuums, and computers all draw power when off.  This is known as phantom or vampire electricity.

It is important to unplug appliances like your toaster, toaster oven, mixers, chargers, computers, etc., when not in use. If these items are plugged in, electricity is being used.  It is estimated that the average household uses $165.00 per year in phantom electricity.

It’s also important to unplug unused devices to protect the electronics from power surges. Follow this tip to protect your home and your wallet.

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