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Vampire energy is wasted electricity that leaks from appliances that are turned off but still plugged in. The less of these critters the better for energy efficiency. Here are some ideas to banish vampire energy:

🧛‍♂️ When you’re in the market for a new appliance, look for the Energy Star label to get higher efficiency.  Quite likely you’ll earn back in long-term savings any premium you have to pay upfront.

🧛‍♂️ Plug multiple devices into power strips and then turn the strip off when not in use.

🧛‍♂️ When your phones, tablets, and other devices are charged, disconnect them to stop the electrical drain.

🧛‍♂️ Of course, you will need to keep many appliances plugged in all the time (think refrigerator!), but some that aren’t used as often (electric toothbrush, coffee pot) might be disconnected until needed, lessening the amount of energy that leaks away.

Thank you for working to lower our carbon 👣 (footprint).

 

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