Do you have vampires/phantoms? The average home has about 20 electric vampires: appliances that continue to drain power, even when they are “off”. This can add almost $200 to your annual energy bill.
How can you identify a vampire? Most often, vampire devices are left in a standby state, rather than turned off completely. They are usually appliances with remote controls, digital clocks, rechargeable batteries, and external power supplies. To get around this, plug several vampires into a single power strip. Turn off the strip, and it turns off the device.