Actually, vampire draws are real, and they can suck real dollars out of your budget. These phantom energy suckers typically waste 5% of your monthly electricity bill but can account for up to 20% depending on how many of these devices your household uses. When electricians get calls about high energy bills, the first potential culprits they look for are “vampire” devices.
Electrical devices like televisions, microwaves, scanners, printers, and items that use remote controls always have a “standby” mode and need to maintain a steady stream of power to wake up quickly. In addition, charging devices, such as phone chargers and laptop chargers, draw power even when not plugged into their device.
You can stop Vampire Loads without wooden stakes or garlic.
1. Set electronics to energy save mode.
2. Turn your monitor off when you step away.
3. Unplug electronics, chargers, and appliances when not in use.
4. Use a power strip to turn all devices off at once. Flipping the switch on your power strip has the same effect as unplugging each socket from the wall.
If you have taken these steps to prevent phantom energy loss and still have high bills, call a SheWorks Electrical professional to conduct a thorough review of your electrical system.