Don’t forget to pull the plug and turn out the lights! While the concept is known by different names – phantom load, vampire power, standby mode – at the end of the day, “phantom energy” does the same thing: it pulls unnecessary extra energy from the grid into commercial buildings when you aren’t looking.
Many devices and gadgets, including computers, LCD monitors, copiers, printers, TVs, coffeemakers and vending machines, and central air fans, draw power even when they’re switched off or not in use … just by being plugged in. And though it may seem insignificant, this definitely adds up over time.
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