Turn the “off” OFF

Energy Efficiency

Just because an appliance is turned off doesn’t mean that it isn’t drawing energy (called Phantom Load).  This power that is being used while the appliance is technically “off” (think a plugged-in cell phone charger that is not connected to your phone) is wasted energy and money.  The United States spends approximately $3 billion a year in standby power consumption!  (source: cityofboston.gov)  Use a power strip or a smart strip to serve as a surge protector and as a simple way to turn off all appliances when not in use.

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