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Get Rid of Those Pesky Energy Vampires: Advanced Power Strip Edition

27 October 2014

My favorite part of Halloween is that I can befittingly write a blog about vampire energy! Vampire energy, also known as phantom load, is a growing energy waste in many homes. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, vampire energy can cost an average household around $200 a year in wasted energy use. The easiest way to cut down on vampire energy is to plug electronics into a power strip and turn the strip off when not in use. However, the trickiest part is often remembering to turn it off!

Does your family have trouble remembering to turn off the power strips? Are you are nervous about unplugging the wrong electronic? If yes, then advanced power strips are for you.

Features such as motion sensors, remotes, and timers make advanced power strips most useful in office and home entertainment areas. Take a look at the graphic below to find the right fit for your home.

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View the full graphic here.

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