How Vampire Energy Is Increasing Your Energy Costs

We all know the haunted history of Louisiana, but you shouldn’t have to bring any evil into your home. It’s time to do a cleansing and a purging. We’re going to get rid of the vampires that are sucking up the energy in your Baton Rouge home.

What Is Vampire Energy?

Of course, you don’t really have vampires in your home. This is about the energy that is continuously being drained away. This type of energy is also called phantom load or standby power. Think of it this way. Your toaster, can opener, cell phone charger, television, and other appliances that aren’t always in use but always plugged in cost you energy. In fact, these energy vampires can make up as much as 10 percent of your monthly electric bill.

How To Defeat The Energy Vampires

Put away the garlic and crosses. All you need to do is invest in some power strips, unplug what’s not in use, and make some upgrades around the house.

Unplug Appliances That Aren’t In Use

Unplugging is the most inexpensive solution to your costly problem. Anything that isn’t in constant use like an extra TV or a cell phone charger should sit unplugged until you need to use it. 

Use A Power Strip

Toggling your power on and off saves you energy in the long run. Purchasing a more advanced strip allows you turn on and off multiple items at once. Many of them even let you set timers. 

Upgrade Your Big Appliances

Energy Star gadgets and appliances save you money throughout the year. It’s time to kill those vampires permanently. Consider your old HVAC unit. Why not upgrade to a more energy efficient one and start saving today? While you’re updating those appliances, add filters and a humidifier/dehumidifier system to save even more money. The more efficient your home is, the less money you spend on your energy bill.

Slay those energy vampires today by following these simple tips. If you’re still not sure how to begin, call One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Baton Rouge at (225) 320-4162.