We live in a world in which we are surrounded by many electronic devices. We got used to them because they make our lives easier and more comfortable. Unfortunately, they couldn't work without electricity. Every year, people in the U.S. waste $ 19 billion on unconnected devices that use energy even when we aren't using it.
In this article, you will learn more about it and see how big the problem is.
How much can you save?
You can save 10% of the total energy consumption by pulling out the power plug. Yes, you can cut your bills by 10% by unplugging the devices you're not using. Unfortunately, many people do not know that simply switching off devices is not enough – they will still use little energy. Reliant Energy Houston, just like the US Department of Energy advises you to pay special attention to this matter. It is very rare that so little is needed to change so much! Let's say you spend $ 100 on electricity every month. You can save $ 120 in a year. There is no doubt that you can use this money better than just connecting your computer.
Prioritize the leeches
Not every device consumes energy equally. The consumption of some devices is barely noticeable, while others feel the difference. Pulling out the microwave will help, but not nearly as much as pulling out the TV or computer.
Unfortunately, not many people realize how big the problem is. Energy vampires are one of many things that can not only lower your bills but can also help the environment. If you want to learn more about phantom energy leeches, be sure to read the Texas Electricity infographic: