TIP - Many electronic devices left plugged in, even when turned off, still draw power.  This is known as "phantom power" (or standby power) and it can account  for up to 15% of the device's energy while turned off.


  • DVD, TV, and Blu-ray player, game console, cable/HD satellite box, and audio system(s) represent approximatley 60% of the standby electricity losses in your home.
  • In order to save the energy used in the "standby" mode, turn off the source of the electricity that power the unit, unless retaining a memoray, timer or clock is important.  Keep the on-off switches to power bars accessible so the equipment can be shut off when not in use.  Or you can install on-off timers.

* information supplied by CANADIAN NIAGARA POWER INC. A FORTIS ONTARIO Company.  www.cnpower.com

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