Halloween is the perfect reminder to watch out for energy vampires, or electronics that drain energy when they’re plugged in, but not being used. These everyday items are things like cell phone chargers, computers and coffee makers that could cost you more than $100 each year!
So how can you avoid wasting energy and scare these vampires away for good? We have some tips:
- After you enjoy your morning brew or perfectly toasted bagel, unplug the coffee maker or toaster until tomorrow.
- Gaming systems use energy even when they’re in standby or sleep mode. When the kids put down the controller, remind them to shut the system down too.
- After you sign off for the night, your home computers, laptops, tablets and printers are still on the job. Shut them down and save.
- Chargers are the worst energy vampires of them all. Unplug these as soon as your devices are fully charged.
Use these tips and more to save energy and money on Halloween and all throughout the year.