Vampire appliances continue to draw electricity from the grid even when turned off. So essentially, you’re paying for additional electricity while these appliances are on standby and still consuming energy, which is a massive waste of energy and money!
Vampire appliances are one of the biggest threats to energy efficiency for both residential and commercial consumers. They can lead to substantial electricity bills, so it’s essential to be aware of these appliances and take steps to avoid them.
With all that said, let’s discuss some of the most common vampire appliances and how you can stop them from draining your energy supply!
The most common vampire appliances are:
– Computers and related equipment (routers, modems, etc.)
– Phone chargers
– Wifi modems
– Household appliances/items with a clock (microwave etc.)
These phantom energy suckers can account for up to a whopping 20% of your monthly electricity bill. Ouch!
HOW TO IDENTIFY VAMPIRE APPLIANCES:
When it comes to identifying appliances that are costing you money while not in use, you can check your electricity bill for high charges during periods when you know you weren’t using much power.
You could also try an energy monitor to identify vampire appliances. Just be mindful that any devices requiring an external power supply, a remote control, or a continuous display are most likely consuming energy when not in use.
HOW YOU CAN MINIMISE VAMPIRE APPLIANCES
There are a few things you can do to prevent vampire appliances from draining your energy supply:
Unplug devices when they’re not in use. This is the simplest and most effective way to stop Vampire appliances from draining your energy.
USE A POWER BOARD
Plug all of your Vampire appliances into a power board, and then turn it off when you’re not using them. This will prevent them from drawing any power from the grid.
INVEST IN ENERGY-EFFICIENT APPLIANCES
If you’re in the market for new appliances, make sure to look for energy-efficient models. They may cost a bit more upfront, but they’ll save you money in the long run by using less power.
Solar panels are a great way to offset the energy Vampire appliances use. Solar panels convert sunlight into electrical energy and power your home. So not only will you save money on your energy bills, but you’ll also be doing your bit for the environment and a brighter, cleaner future.
EFS Solar is a leading provider of solar panel systems in Australia. We have a wide range of solar panel systems to suit any budget and need. Contact us today to find out how we can help you, Vampire, proof your home and save money on your energy bills!
Vampire appliances can be a real pain, both financially and environmentally. But by taking some simple steps to identify and minimise them, you can protect yourself from these energy-sucking monsters!