Identify and Get Rid of Energy Vampires

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Did you know there are vampires in your home? Energy vampires! All your plugged-in appliances and electronics suck some energy, even while idle, costing you extra money on your monthly bill. Get your stakes and garlic ready as we help you banish the energy vampires in your Slaton, Texas, home.

Identify Main Culprits

Knowing which devices are your biggest energy suckers can help you create a plan to reduce energy use. Any remote-operated device, such as your TV, game console, or stereo, are always on alert and taking power. Other “always on” devices include your modem, desktop printer, laptop, microwaves, cordless phone, amp, and computer speakers.

Unplug Devices

When you’re not using something, don’t just turn it off, unplug it. We often want devices such as TVs to be immediately available at the touch of a button, and so these devices are always drawing a little bit of power. If you’re not ready to unplug and replug your TV every time you use it, think about which appliances you use less often and unplug those. Energy vampires cost an individual household, on average, $100 a year. That’s money that could have been in your pocket.

Use Power Strips

To make the unplugging process a bit easier, use a power strip. Once your devices are plugged in, all you have to do is flip the power strip switch to stop the power-sucking. To save energy, plug all your chargers into one power strip. When not in use, kill those energy vampires with the flip of the switch.

Energy-Efficient Appliances

If you’re in the market for new appliances, this is a good time to think about energy vampires. Look for Energy Star-certified products that are designed to not use large amounts of standby power.

If you have problems with your energy vampire HVAC unit, don’t hesitate to give Sinclair Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing Inc. a call at 844-749-2665. We’ll come right out to banish and fix your problem.

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