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Unplugging Your Appliances Can Save You a Fortune

How many appliances are currently plugged in at your home? 30? 40? Did you know that they still consume electricity even when they are turned off? This is a major cause of high electric bills in the United States, but you can solve this problem by unplugging them when they aren’t in use.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “the average U.S. household spends about $1,900 on energy costs and anywhere from 5% to 10% of your residential electricity is sapped by devices that are plugged in 24 hours a day.” While most of these appliances only consume a tiny bit of electricity, devices such as TVs and computers consume much more.

So, what can you unplug to save both energy and money? All computers including desktops and laptops, televisions, coffee makers and toaster ovens should be unplugged while you are not using them. Larger appliances like your washer and dryer can be plugged into a power strip, which should be switched off when you aren’t doing laundry. Electronic devices like your alarm clock and refrigerator, may remained plugged in to ensure you stay on time and your food stays fresh.

Need a home electrical system upgrade? At ABC, our professional electricians are ready to serve all of your home electrical installation, repair and upgrade needs.

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