Did you know many things in your home use energy even when they are turned off and not being used? There are several names for this cash wasting electricity used when you think everything is turned off. It’s called Phantom Power, Phantom Energy, Vampire Electricity, among other names.
You know your refrigerator uses energy 24/7, but did you know your TV, cable box, and many other devices do as well, even when they are “turned off”? Did you know every one of your phone and device chargers you keep plugged in, even when they are not charging a device, sucking up kilowatts 24/7? That’s Vampire Energy you are paying for.
“Alan Meier of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory estimates that a typical home loses 50 watts to these appliance “vampires,” which accounts for approximately five percent of the total household energy bill or approximately one percent of the global CO2 emissions. Compare this to the airline industry, which produces three percent of the global CO2 emissions.”