To save money on utilities, get rid of ghost loads!
Your “ghost load” is the electricity that is leaking out of your appliances that are plugged in, but not turned on. For example: any appliance with a digital clock is using a small amount of electricity even when the appliance itself (like your TV) isn’t being used.
I have unplugged any appliances I don’t use regularly, including; the paper shredder, TVs that aren’t used regularly, we have disconnected the clock in the oven, an electric shaver recharger, printers and faxes not in use, etc.
If you have no idea where these ghost loads may be, here’s a tip. Once it’s dark outside, turn off the lights in your house and look for the red or green (active) lights on the power strips in your home, and you’ll find electricity that’s being used all day long, even if the appliance is not! Turn these appliances off at the power strip and you can save some money on electricity.
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