October 19, 2018

Combatting the Energy Phantoms That Haunt Your Home

Entergy Louisiana Wants You to Know!
Although you may be gearing up to ward off a horde of ghosts and goblins this Halloween, now is a great time to start combating the phantoms already haunting your home.

Phantom power, also known as standby power, vampire power or phantom load, is the energy used by certain plugged-in appliances and electronic devices, even when they are in standby mode or turned off.

The most common culprits include electronics with remote controls, built-in clocks or timers and instant-on features such as televisions, computers, printers, video game consoles and DVD players. While it might seem like a trivial amount, it’s spooky how much wasted energy can add up over time (as much as 10%).

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