Day 19: Turned Off Unused Appliance

Day 19: Turned Off Unused Appliance
When I came home this morning, I walked into an empty living with the oscillating fan on. Not sure why it was on because nobody was home and it was like 60 something degrees this morn. So I turned it off.

According to the US Deptartment of Energy, if you live in a typical U.S. home, your appliances and home electronics are responsible for about 20 percent of your energy bills. Turning off unused appliances can help to reduce that and save energy.

What was your simple green act for the day?

  • Lindsay Nixon
    I read that cell phone chargers and other electronics can leach electricity even when they're off! I'm trying to unplug everything that I'm not using now.
  • Mike Lieberman
    It's called a phantom load or some pornographic sounding name. You can put them all in a power strip and just flip or unplug the strip. Makes life easier...That'll be a later posting.
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