Climate Tip of the Week – Beware of Vampires!
Vampire energy is a term that “refers to items plugged into an outlet that draw power even when they aren’t being used.” An average home can rack up “roughly a whole month’s worth of vampire power annually.”
What can you do? Shutting down your computer, rather than leaving it in idle mode can cut its energy use by 65%! And using smart power strips can also help.
To determine which of your household items are frequent vampires, check out the free smartphone app, Dr. Power.
You can save money AND reduce greenhouse gas emissions!
(Info. from Oct. 30, 2019 issue of Climate Fwd: newsletter)