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Vampire Energy: Electricity Use of Electronics Simply By Being Plugged In

In Vampire Energy, Good Magazine and Nigel Holmes take a look at "stand-by power" or how much electricity is used by all the electronics and appliances simply by being plugged in, even if they are not turned on.

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These small changes to your energy consumption habits make a bigger impact on your electric bill than this article says.

This millionaire blogger I've been following also talks about vampire energy. Check it out:
http://amillionindebt.blogspot.com/
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Agree, but it's not all waste energy - for half the year in Canada, all that energy helps heat the house. Which (in our case) very slightly reduces oil consumption.
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The guy talks about Energy Star, but he neglects to mention a big point: A lot of the devices that go into standby mode are... Energy Star certified.

Whoops.

Also, power bricks will also consume power even if the device the brick is made for is not plugged in. So yes, the video is correct in also pointing out that the only real effective way to deal with vampire power devices is to have a hard switch to turn them all off.

Completely unnecessary to even have to do that in the first place. Give me my hard rocking switches back and get rid of this standby crap.
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