Tuesday, March 3, 2009

How to Reduce Phantom Power

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How to Reduce Phantom Power

We all want to conserve energy, but because so much of our lives depend on electronic equipment, we can often feel as though conservation is like losing weight—really hard to do! But, what if you could reduce your electric bill by 10 percent a year just by eliminating "phantom power?" What is phantom power you ask? Phantom power is the current that electrical items continue to draw even when they are not in use. Cell phone chargers, computers, TVs and other electric items all suck electricity even when we're not using them. If you're like most people, you have a schedule that you try to keep to, for instance, how much time you watch TV at night. Here are some easy ways to reduce phantom power from your TV and other items in your home.


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