Friday, October 19, 2007

Vampire Power

I've heard this before, but I never really considered the impact. According to Green Options, 93% of the power consumption from VCRs and DVDs happens while they're idle/hibernating. So even though you turn off the power, you're still burning energy. The same goes for cellphone chargers. Their suggestion? Use a separate power strip for your device chargers and home theater equipment, and just shut it off when you're not using them.

Read: Did You Know...? Saving Energy (GreenOptions.com)

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