Saving and electric bill

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Saving and electric bill
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Wed, 10-06-2010 - 9:18am

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 10-06-2010 - 10:03am

Here's an article that will answer some of your questions about what is known as *phantom electircity* or similar names.

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/990913l.cfm

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Wed, 10-06-2010 - 8:25pm

I know that you will save electricity if you unplug all of those items, but it is a small amount.

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Fri, 10-08-2010 - 12:38pm

thank you for the links and feedback...:)

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Registered: 07-26-1997
Mon, 10-11-2010 - 12:14pm

I don't think you save that much.

 

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Registered: 01-07-2004
Thu, 10-14-2010 - 2:17pm

hello!! a friend of mine told me this. he said what you do is unplug everything and then start plugging things back in and watch your meter. even if the stuff isnt running, its still using electricity. like for example, this morning-i was vacuuming and i tripped the circuit breaker. (i fried it yesterday by running my space heater. oops!!)now the tv wasnt on, the cable box was techinically on because it always has the clock on, but that was it-it wasnt turned on...and i still tripped the breaker because these items still had energy going to them. i always unplug my phone charger when im done using it and i keep appliances i dont use everyday unplugged. i dont know if its a crazy savings, but even if it saves a few dollars-its a few dollars. also, im pretty sure the tv uses a lot of energy. we have a big screen in the front room and i know it gets hot if its left on for awhile. i always try to turn it off if im not using it just in case. cuz again a few dollars is a few dollars...take care!!
JOANNE
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