It’s easy to cut spending on things you can see. You don’t need that new TV or the new outfit. You can easily look at how much food you really need this week and budget accordingly. Cutting utility costs, however, can be more difficult. You’re dealing with energy, and while you can physically experience the consequences of energy, it’s harder to tell if you’re wasting it or not. Homeowners in Tallahassee, Florida, are tired of wasting energy to invisible energy vampires. Cut vampire energy off at its source by eliminating power flow to unused electronics.

What Is Vampire Energy?

As long as something is plugged in, it’s sapping power. The “Off” switch isn’t enough to keep your appliances from drawing energy from outlets. That’s vampire energy. It adds to your utility bills without any benefits. Vampire energy draws energy from TVs, video game consoles, and other small appliances and electronics, even down to the cell phone charger you leave plugged in all day without a phone connected.

How to Cut Vampire Energy

You don’t need garlic to deal with these vampires, but you may need to adjust your lifestyle and build some energy-efficient habits. The easiest way to cut off vampire energy is to unplug all of your electronics and small appliances when you’re not using them. Before unplugging, ensure you’ve actually turned off your TV or video game console and haven’t simply left them on sleep or standby mode.

While unplugging everything will certainly cut your utility bills, it could also be a hassle to unplug your TV and plug it back in just to flip it on for a few minutes. Instead, consider plugging all your power sappers into a power strip. When you’re done using everything plugged into the strip, turn it off and the strip will cut off power flow to the plugs.

Cut off these energy-sucking culprits and look forward to reduced utility bills next month. To further improve your home’s efficiency and utility savings, call Advanced Air Care Heating and Cooling at 850-688-9265 to make sure your heating and cooling system is working as efficiently as it should.

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