Energy Myth #1

When my appliance is turned off, it’s off.
Not true… Most devices continue to consume power when they’re switched off, sometimes as much power as when they’re on! A surprisingly large number of electrical products — from air conditioners to VCRs — cannot be switched completely off without unplugging the device. These products draw power 24 hours a day, often without the knowledge of the consumer.
When not in use- make sure these things are OFF and see how your energy useage decreases.
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