Help Save Earth planet products
username:  password: 
facebook login

home page signup easy green actions and sustainable living eco friendly products and green solutions track your personal carbon footprint track your work commute travel carbon tax calculator mobile app about help save earth help save earth links tell a friend about our site message board forum contact us    

Home >> Air >> Carbon Dioxide (CO2) >> Use less electricity >> Home >> Unplug appliances when not in use

Unplug appliances when not in use - Use less electricity - Image courtesy of

9   Unplug appliances when not in use Bookmark and Share
If you do this action, you could earn another 9 points [add to points]

Did you know that many appliances (microwave, TV, VCR/DVD player, cell phone charger, etc) continue to drain electricity (called "vampire power" - get it?), even when not in use, but still plugged into the wall outlet? By simply unplugging these devices, you can have a big impact on your electric bill. An easier way to do this is to plug these items into a power strip, then turn of the power strip when you leave the room [9]

Source: [9] Global Warming Survival Handbook: 77 Essential Skills To Stop Climate Change [Live Earth]

 Repower at Home: Eliminate Vampire Power

Easy Scale: star rating ease of implementation [8]
(1-10 scale, 1 = Difficult and costly, 10 = simple and no cost or little effort)

Impact Scale: star rating impact of action [3]
(1-5 scale, 1 = Minor but worthwhile, 5 = Strong impact on environment)

Category: Home

User Comments

Be the first to add a comment ...

You must have an account to make a comment (it's free!)
Already a member? Login at the top of the page...

Random products from our store


Solar Bunny With Lighting Welcome Sign

Chapin Dust Pump

Penguin Umbrella



© 2019 - Help Save Earth
Unplug appliances when not in use - Use less electricity