How to Exorcize the Vampire and Monsters in your Life

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Real Estate Agent with The McInerney Team with Realty Executives Associates

knoxville real estateIn the darkness of the night, they surround you, mocking you, stealing from you in your sleep.  If you listen carefully you may be able to hear their monstrous grumbling or see the bright gleaming light piercing through the darkness...you are surrounded by monsters- some say they are vampires, some refer to them as Phantoms, to your energy bill they are pure EVIL.

 

To the naked eye they appear harmless, but looks are deceiving.  The true terror is in their almost criminal stealing of energy.  Did you know that even when an appliance is turned off that is still sucking out and wasting energy?  Take a look around do you see the glowing "eyes" of your TV, DVD player, cable box, i-Pod charger, coffee maker, etc...starring back at you?  They are turned off but still sucking energy and their glowing eyes are mocking you and reaping havoc on your energy bills.

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An electronic device that has a phantom load uses energy even when turned off, these include appliances that are remote powered (these are the biggest drainer of energy), have external power supplies, continuous LCD displays, and electronics that are turned on by a switch or a push button.

If you are like the average American, you have about 20 energy vampires that are costing you up to $200 extra dollars a year when turned off, not to mention the negative environmental impacts.knoxville tn real estate

So how do you exorcise these evil monstrosities?  EASY- simply unplug all appliances that are not needed 24 hours a day (cell phone chargers, TV, coffee makers, toasters, non-built in microwaves, printers, etc...).  If you don't want to hassle with unplugging 20 different cords every day simply enlist the help of power strips or outlets that are controlled by light switches.

 

If you are not sure if a socket carries a phantom load, just remember the saying "if in doubt pull it out".

 

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Interested in learning more "Green Tips" and "Green Inforamtion"?  Check out our other Eco-minded Blogs:

Composting 101: What is Composting and Why Should Everyone Do it?

How to Exorcize the Vampire and Monsters in your Life- the "dangers" of phantom energy sources

WARNING: Read This Before you Upgrade Your Windows in Attempts to Cash-In on the new Energy Tax Credits.

I Am Proud to Say That Our Future Looks Greener, Thanks To Our Little Earth Stewards!

WARNING: Read This Before you Upgrade Your Windows in Attempts to Cash-In on the new Energy Tax Credits.

 

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Vanessa V. Simmons
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Love the post very creative and very useful information. 

March 25, 2009 11:07 PM
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Christine McInerney
The McInerney Team, Knoxville TN Homes For Sale
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Thanks Jim and Vanessa, this post was actually inspired from my the lesson plan I am creating for the Daisy Girl Scout Troop that I lead- the month of April will be 100% devoted to conservation as April is Earth Day.

March 25, 2009 11:16 PM
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Zane Coffin
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Great post..and funny also ... there are so many little things we can do that they would make a big impact if we all just did them....thanks for the great post...peace zane

March 26, 2009 04:31 AM
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Lisa Udy
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Hi Christine!

and Jennifer!

I liked your monsters and vampires lol! Gave me a good chuckle, but this is definately a serious matter. I would have to admit, I am lacking on the applaiance's in my home. Thanks for giving me a reminder to unplug, so my vampires stop sucking my money out of my pocket! ;)

 

-Lisa

March 26, 2009 05:36 PM
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Deb Hurt
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Great post. I am going to reblog it.

April 04, 2009 06:39 PM
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