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.
DID YOU KNOW....
- 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