Why your electricity bill is so high

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LockH   100 GW

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Why your electricity bill is so high

Post by LockH » Feb 20 2017 10:16am

This might explain why your electricity bill is so high
("You're wasting electricity and money. Here's how save on both."):
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/vampire-ene ... o-stop-it/

Even when you turn off your electronics, they could still be wasting electricity. When you press the off switch, many electronics, like televisions, DVRs and satellite boxes, go into stand-by mode.

During stand-by mode, electronics don't turn off completely. They perform updates, record your favorite shows and generally just wait for you to come back, sucking up energy as they do. This is called stand-by power or phantom load. The energy lost is called vampire energy or leaking energy.

According to the US Department of Energy, your electricity wasters account for 10 percent or more of your electricity bill.
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Re: Why your electricity bill is so high

Post by deronmoped » Feb 27 2017 4:39pm


Real good site, breaks everything down on electrical usage.

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