For those of you who love to waste money and energy, ignore the following: Unplug your electrical devices when not in use! Keeping gadgets plugged in sucks electricity out of your home and money from your wallet.
It’s the same old song and dance, but another study. This one, out of the UK, has found vampire energy to be more costly and wasteful than previously thought. The study, “Powering the nation- household electricity using-habits revealed,” showed that households could be spending around £50 to £86 ($81 to $140)per year on appliances that are turned off, but still plugged in. As a nation, standby power seems to account for 9-16% of all domestic power demand!
So, think long and hard if you actually need all your cell phone/laptop/camera chargers plugged in tonight.
Chelsea is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.