Not the creepy hundred-year-old out for blood kind. I am talking about the energy kind. That’s right, there are energy Vampire’s in ALL of our homes.
As unpleasant as this sounds, it is really unpleasant when it reflects on our energy bills. We have all kinds of things plugged up that we never use and if there is something plugged into an electrical outlet it is sucking up energy just for being on “standby”.
What to do? Get out your stake (not really…just going with the theme) and take a walk through your rooms…
When you walk through your bedrooms do you notice lamps plugged in that you rarely use? Unplug them.
All of that TV, gaming, stereo, DVD, and DVR equipment that you keep plugged in 24 hours a day is using 24 hours worth of energy even though you may only turn them on for a few hours in the evening. Plug these items into a multi-outlet surge protector and turn them off when you are not home.
The same thing for your computer and your chargers – if you are not using them, unplug them.
How about your kitchen? Do you keep your toaster and coffee pot plugged in all the time, even though you may only use them in the morning? Vampires! Unplug them each morning when you done using them.
Do you keep tools plugged in in your garage or even just extension cords plugged in? If something is plugged into an outlet it is using energy and you are being billed for it.
The same goes for hair dryers, exercise equipment and whatever else you may have.
Take a moment to go through your home and unplug whatever you are not using. Keep it that way for a month or so and see if you energy bills are any lower, I bet they will be!
Carmine’s is committed to helping our customers solve problems and save money. If you are having any trouble with your plumbing or air conditioner give us a call at 203-791-8089, we are happy to help you.