Q's Daily DIY Green Tips: Using the Other Off to Fight Electrical Vampires
As we've learned, many plugged in electrical appliances will continue to use electricity. Aside from unplugging them, what can we do? For starters, when you turn your electricity consuming "off," make sure it really is turned off. Many appliances have two switches, a standby switch that look like and off switch and the actual off switch around back. The best way to reduce electrical "phantom" or "vampire" loads is to be certain you've cut off the power. Know your electrical appliances and how to shut them off properly to save.