Goblins and Vampires Taking Your Power?

In Other, by , on October 31st, 2013

Did you know that something may be goblin up your electricity? Are you a victim of vampire powers?

Sometimes called the “PHANTOM LOAD,” electrical gadgets use electricity even when they are just sitting there plugged in. Feel the transformers and power adaptors to things like cell phones and laptops. Even when nothing is plugged into them they feel warm – there’s a reason…they are using electricity! Your television, your monitor, and your computers are all guilty as well, even when in sleep mode.

It has been estimated that in the U.S. over $4 billion per year is attributed to this VAMPIRE POWER LOSS. So what to do? Simple, unplug them. Or easier still, put them all on a power strip and turn it off when you are not using them. (This may protect them from power surges as well.)

This spirited message was brought to you by the Sustainability Committee. Happy Halloween…and feel free to come to our next meeting on Nov. 13.