The Vampire We Don’t Know: How To Save Money On Your Power Bill
May 01, 2019 01:00
It’s impossible to live without electronics nowadays since they are an important part of our daily life. The only day we regret about having a lot of devices in our house is the day we get the electricity bill. According to the latest study conducted by the National Resource Defence Council, an average American pays about $165 to $440 in energy costs every month. If we do some simple math, we will see that America spends $19 billion per year for having all these electronic devices.
Indeed, we can’t live without our phones, laptops, and kitchen appliances. However, we also pay for appliances that leech energy when we don’t use them. For instance, you charged your phone at night and left your charger plugged. That’s not a big deal, you may think. The research proves that your plugged charger costs you 20% of your monthly power bill. And this is called ‘a vampire energy.’
If you want to save a few hundred dollars per year, ‘kill the vampire in your house’.
The first step is to determine what leeches energy and compare energy ratings. The vampire appliances in your house are laptops, desk computer, cable and satellite TV boxes, printers, modems and your favourite phone charger!
There is no sense to unplug refrigerator in order to save some money, but you can unplug everything else you don’t use. For example, unplug your camera or phone as soon as it is charged.
Also, you can replace incandescent light bulbs with fluorescent lighting. It is considered a ‘long-term investment’ since they last longer and they consume less energy. They cost more than other bulbs, but it is worth it.
Time to fight off your vampires in the house! You will find ways how to do it below:
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