Top Stealth Energy Hogs

Devices such as notebook computers and DVR/VCR’s continue to draw energy when they are plugged in but not being used.

According to a recent article on, set-top boxes for your television tops the list of the 26┬ádevices that consume the most energy when turned “Off.”

Consumers can see increased costs when multiple devices are on “standby” waiting to be used and a smart way to stop these phantom loads is by using a pull-strip.


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