Friday, September 21, 2007
See Smart Home USA
Does it really matter if I unplug my cellphone charger, coffee maker, computer, TV, etc. when they're not on?
Power (or energy) vampires are one of my biggest eco-pet peeves! If all of us would just remember (or set up systems to remember for us) to turn things all the way off when they are not in use, we would save a lot of power! And, a lot of money!!! I once calculated that by turning off just my TV, DVD, cable box and stereo and then shutting the power strip that they are all plugged into off (so, all of them are truly OFF and not on standby), I could save about $2000 to send with my daughter when she heads off to college... and, it would have NO EFFECT on my lifestyle.
So, do it today! Eliminate the vampires in your life! :)
Check out these links for more detailed info on energy vampires...
Have a great week!