3 Easy Tips to Reduce Your Standby Power Loads

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Energy Saver Update


February 9, 2022

3 Easy Tips to Reduce Your Standby Power Loads

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Did you know that if your TV, computer and other appliances are plugged in, they are quietly draining electricity—all day, every day—even when they are turned off? Electric power consumed by products when they are switched off or in a standby mode is known as standby power. While it may not be readily noticed, standby power is a big issue. It accounts for 5 percent to 10 percent of residential energy use, and could cost the average U.S. household as much as $100 per year.

Visit the Energy Saver Blog for easy ways you can reduce your standby power loads today:

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