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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Avoid Phantom Loads - Unplug and Save

Avoid Socket Drain
Did you know that your appliances, large and small, use electricity (called a "phantom load") even when you're not using them? Here's what you can save by simply unplugging or utilizing a power strip:
  • Desktop Computer
  • up to 42 pounds CO2/year
  • Microwave Oven
  • up to 72 pounds CO2/year
  • Television
  • up to 258 pounds CO2/year
  • DVD Player
  • up to 143 pounds CO2/year
  • Power Tool
  • up to 39 pounds CO2/year
That's about 550 pounds of CO2 pollution you could save every year by unplugging just these few appliances and electronics in your home.

More At: Renewable Choice Energy


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