Electrical Checks for a More Sustainable Home

By performing a few electrical checks and upgrading outdated electronics, not only will you make your home safer, but you will also make it more energy-efficient. Many electronics we use in our homes are low maintenance, but this doesn’t mean you should just forget all about them. You may spot a few electrical problems in your house by performing this simple but diligent walkthrough.

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Mapping Vampire Energy

Halloween has just passed, but here's something really scary...

Garlic may ward off bloodsucking vampires, but it won’t scare off vampire energy. Vampire energy, or standby power, is the electric power that is wasted by the electronic devices plugged in but not in use.

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Phantom Energy is Scary

Phantom Energy. No, it’s not electricity created by ghosts, it’s the energy your appliances consume when they are not in use. That’s scary, when you think about it. How can your TV, laptop, modem, printer, game console, coffee maker, toaster, etc., be consuming energy if you’re not using them? They can and they do – and you (and the planet) are paying for it.

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Multiple Edison bulbs hanging in the dark.
07/24/2020
By performing a few electrical checks and upgrading outdated electronics, not only will you make your home safer, but you will also make it more energy-efficient. Many electronics we use in our homes... read more
Red electric plasma ball with blue rys of energy flowing out.
11/01/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
Halloween has just passed, but here's something really scary... Garlic may ward off bloodsucking vampires, but it won’t scare off vampire energy. Vampire energy, or standby power, is the... read more
Power strip with a ghost
04/09/2015
Phantom Energy. No, it’s not electricity created by ghosts, it’s the energy your appliances consume when they are not in use. That’s scary, when you think about it. How can your TV, laptop,... read more
Multiple Edison bulbs hanging in the dark.
07/24/2020
By performing a few electrical checks and upgrading outdated electronics, not only will you make your home safer, but you will also make it more energy-efficient. Many electronics we use in our homes... read more
Red electric plasma ball with blue rys of energy flowing out.
11/01/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
Halloween has just passed, but here's something really scary... Garlic may ward off bloodsucking vampires, but it won’t scare off vampire energy. Vampire energy, or standby power, is the... read more
Power strip with a ghost
04/09/2015
Phantom Energy. No, it’s not electricity created by ghosts, it’s the energy your appliances consume when they are not in use. That’s scary, when you think about it. How can your TV, laptop,... read more