Energy vampires are devices that continue to use power even when they're not in use --- think phone and computer chargers, coffeemakers, and everything stored in your entertainment center (TV, DVD player, streaming device, gaming console, cable box, etc.). These energy suckers can account for up to 20% of your energy bill! So unplug it!
You can control these vampires:
-Plug all of your entertainment center devices into a power strip and turn it off at night.
-Put your lights on a timer switch so they come on as the sun sets and go off when you go to bed.
-Turn on the sleep feature on your computer so the screen goes dark when you are idle.
-Unplug rarely used appliances.