Electricity is consumed all the time, whether anyone is home or not. The modern house contains a variety of conveniences that rely on energy, many of which you don’t think of as being “on.” These “Vampire Electronics” feed on your power and can cause a high bill.
To limit the energy that is being “sucked” from your meter (and your wallet), walk around your house in the dark and take note of any lights you see (usually colored) emitting from devices (especially phone chargers, TVs, stereos, computers, game systems). Either unplug these devices when not in use, or install a surge protector with a rocker switch that you can easily switch off when not in use.
To learn more, check out simple tips and practices or contact OPALCO’s energy efficiency office at 376-3571.