Turn it off & Unplug it.July 28, 2021
Many appliances draw power even when they are turned off. Often called “phantom loads,” this energy use can be attributed to nearly 5% of the electricity used in the United States. The Department of Energy estimates that 75% of electricity used to power electronics and appliances is consumed while the products are turned off. You can avoid this energy use by simply unplugging equipment when you’re not using it. Especially at night. Using a power strip is an easy way to cut power to several appliances.
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