Action Tips: Prevent Vampire Energy and Save Electricity

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Vampire energy refers to electricity that is drained from the outlet even when electronics are not in use. Follow these simple tips to save energy (and some money on the electric bill).

Unplug After Use

Once-a-day things should be unplugged after they are used.

  • electric can-openers
  • curling irons
  • hair dryers

Unplug Once Charged

So many things run on battery. There's no need to keep it plugged in the wall once you've left the house.

  • cell phone chargers
  • electric razors
  • e-readers
  • computer tablets

Unplug At Bedtime

Even if you use something all day, you aren't using it when you're asleep. Unplug common electronics and reboot them first thing in the morning.

  • computers
  • televisions
  • stereos