Project Green: Stop energy vampires

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Posted on October 31, 2011 at 5:55 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)— Now that the temperatures are dropping--  and tomorrow we head into November -- it's the perfect time to tackle the energy vampires in your home.

But what exactly are energy vampires?
 
“Energy vampires are devices, electronic devices that continually draw power even though they're not turned on or connected to an in-use product,”  Brian Phillips, LG&E spokesperson explains.
 
The average home has about 40 electronic devices, such as televisions, dvd players, video game consoles, and cell phone chargers that use energy, even when they're off.

Combined, those devices can add up to about $125 per year in energy costs.

To cut down on those costs you can unplug your electronic devices or invest in a surge protector that's also a smart strip. When you turn off the entire strip, you cut all power to your electronics.

 

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