Phantom power sucks extra energy when you aren't looking and when you don’t need it!
Many gadgets, electronic devices and appliances draw or use power even when they're switched off ornot in use!
WHAT GADGETS USE IT? • Chargers for cell phones • Chargers for digital cameras • power tools • Televisions • Refrigerators • Computers • Printers draw or take energy even when they're plugged into an outlet!
All together, phantom energy can account for about 5-10 percent of an individual home's electricity use!
To save energy plug everything to a power strip and turn them all off at the same time! TV DVD player computer monitor printer
Or simply unplug after you finish using the gadget or appliance!
References Dunn, Collin. "Save Energy by Avoiding Phantom Power - Planet Green." Planet Green : Sustainable Living, Energy Conservation, Earth Day. 5 Nov. 2007. Web. 22 June 2010. <http://planetgreen.discovery.com/tech-transport/penny-pinching-save-energy-by.html>.
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