It’s too bad you can’t kill vampires that feed off your electric bill with a wooden stake through the heart. Vampires also known as phantom loads are electrical devices that consume power even when they are turned off. Vampires are small loads that consume power 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The constant consumption adds up to significant amounts on your monthly electric bill. Solar Power best practices recommends you should become more energy efficient before installing solar panels, to get the maximum benefit out of your solar electric system. You can use a smart power strip to kill the following top 10 vampire loads:
10. Video Game Console 9. Radio 8. Cordless Phone 7. Answering Machine 6. Microwave 5. TV 4. VCR 3. Dishwasher 2. Cable TV Box 1. Home Security System
Vampire Loads are costing U.S. consumers 3 billion dollars per year! Unbelievable, isn’t it? How much is it costing you? Have you came up with any interesting ways to kill your vampire loads? If US consumers set a goal to reduce their vampire loads this year, it would be one massive economic stimulus, wouldn’t you agree?