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Vampire Energy

13 December 2007

Vampire EnergyWe usually call it “phantom load” around here, but GOOD magazine has a wonderful graph that shows just how much energy and money you’re wasting annually by leaving appliances and electronics plugged in while in passive or active standby modes. That new big screen plasma TV you’re eying these holidays? Leaving it in active standby mode will cost you an extra $159.76 every year. In total, vampire energy is estimate to cost U.S. consumers about $3 billion a year. That’s a lot of money that is easily saved by utilizing power strips and unplugging appliances when not in use.

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