Saturday, September 19, 2009

Unplug Your Living Eco-Challenge

Hope everyone is off to a good start, carefully ripping plugs from the wall, consolidating them into smart strips. One way to take the challenge a step further is to choose one night to go without TV or computer (if the room you picked is say your bedroom or living room). Not all phantom power is equal. Below are some of the biggest users according to Treehugger:

"Chargers for cell phones, digital cameras, power tools and other gadgets draw energy even when they're not in use. Appliances like televisions, computer monitors and DVD players can also draw power whenever they're plugged into an outlet. All together, "phantom energy" use account for about 5 percent of an individual's home's electricity use."

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