Beware Of Power Suckers - Don't Let Energy Vampires Raise Your Utility Bills

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Real Estate Agent with Lisa Von Domek Team TX License #0552989

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Energy Vampires and Phantom Power Loads

Did you know that your cell phone charger could be costing you money even when you are not using it?  Your appliances are increasing your electric use even when they are turned off.  Patty Kim, from National Geographic’s The Green Guide, shows you how to save money and save energy by pulling the plug on phantom loads and energy vampires.

 

 

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Grant Schneider
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Hi Lisa - I know that it is true about chargers because I unplug them in my car when leaving so I don't drain the battery.

Jan 13, 2017 04:43 PM #1
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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My problem Lisa Von Domek is many of my plug-ins are hard to get to so it's just easier to keep the charger plugged in.

Jan 13, 2017 04:49 PM #2
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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It is true about many small gadgets in our homrs.  We unplug everything

Jan 13, 2017 05:01 PM #3
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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I get it and totally agree but like Bob "RealMan" Timm  it is too hard to get to them so in they stay:) Endre

Jan 13, 2017 06:04 PM #4
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Debbie Reynolds
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I learned this long ago and even went through a time I turned off power strips or unplugged them. Then life got busier and my old habits took over again. 

Jan 13, 2017 06:29 PM #5
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Like many here, the reality is it can take more effort to do this than we have energy for.

Jan 13, 2017 07:48 PM #6
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Thanks alot, Lisa Von Domek now you've gone an given Sandy another name she can call me, "Power Sucker"

Jan 14, 2017 05:18 AM #7
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