Slaying energy vampires

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Small appliances that are always on such as chargers, printers, speakers, etc. continue to draw energy until we unplug them. The number of such devices in each home has grown 10 fold over the last 30 years. If you simply unplug or put these devices on a power strip to cut the power to them when not in use, you’ll save about 4% on your annual energy consumption.

“Digital picture frames are small, so it’s hard to think of them as energy hogs. But if each U.S. household had one of these frames running around the clock, it would take five power plants to run them all, says the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), an electricity-focused research and development nonprofit.”

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