Do you have appliances with remote controls, rechargeable batteries or electronic displays? Even turned off, they are sipping electricity—running up your electric bill—24 hours a day. The U.S. Department of Energy says this standby power use can be 5 to 8 percent of your energy bill. Plug the electricity drain by unplugging these energy-sippers when you’re not using them or by plugging them into—and shutting them off with—a power strip. … Back to Article
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