Did you know that some of your appliances use electricity EVEN WHEN TURNED OFF?!?!?! If you are going around the house making sure all lights are turned off to save money, you will also want to unplug some appliances! Studies estimate you can save 10% on your electric bill by unplugging appliances you are not using!
Check it out! They are called Vampire Appliances, because the SUCK electricity even when not on!
Check out this wonderfully done and easy to read chart on vampire appliances to see just what appliances in your house are sucking your money right out of your pocket! Then come back here and read one or two of the articles below.
Costs Consumers $3 BIllion a Year
How Many Vampires Exist In Your Home? - this is a GREAT science project to do!!! Not just for home schoolers!
Cut Up to 10% of Your Electric Bill By Turning Off Vampire Appliances
What we are planning to do is putting all the appliances in our entertainment center (VCR, DVD, TV, Radio, and the little box thing that everything goes through) on a power strip that we can just turn off when we are done and on when we want to watch/listen. Yes, we will lose the presettings on everything. Do we care? Not really. I do not need a time on the VCR (we don't record anything), and I don't watch enough TV to need those preset channels. I can just enter in the channel I want (instead of flipping through, which is the whole purpose of the preset channels). And that computer and printer that are hardly used, those are going on a power strip too. :) Easy to cut power to and easy to restore power when we need to.
Three things I am thankful for:
*JJ is doing very well in therapy
*God's blessings, even though I am so undeserving
*Connecting with family :)