Understanding How Some Tech Gadgets Cause High Electric Bills

No one likes an exceptionally high electric bill, but most often people are unaware that leaving things on standby or even just plugged in when not in use can actually cause a low-level background drain on electricity. Doing this can cause an unusually higher electric bill annually than one would think is possible based on their usage. This is called Phantom Drain and in the industry these gadgets that cause this drain are called energy vampires.

While many appliances need to be plugged in on a continuous basis, there are some appliances and tech items that are better off being unplugged when not in use so they do not cause phantom electricity draining. Read more about Stream Energy at Crunchbase.

Some of the top items known to be energy vampires are:

  • Game Consoles
  • DVR
  • Printers
  • Stereo Systems
  • PC Computer Screens
  • All Plugged In Tech Gadgets Left On Standby

 

One simple way to save around $170.00 per year on an electric bill is by simply unplugging a DVR and a Stereo system when not in use. If you also unplug a game console, a printer and PC computer screen you can ratchet up those savings to about $250.00 per year. The $250.00-dollar savings is equivalent to a car payment or a weekend getaway. View the Company reviews at indeed.com.

The best way to make the process of turning off items before leaving the house easier is by getting multiple power strips to use. Plugging in multiple items into one or two power strips makes shutting them off as easy as clicking one switch.

At Stream Energy, our goal is to help our clients better understand their electric bill and how they can lower the costs of their electricity through better use. The company was founded in 2004 in Texas and is a retailer of electricity and natural gas. Their services are available to the general public in all areas of the country that have electric and gas services that are deregulated. If you are interested in learning more about the services that Stream Energy provides in your area please go to their website at: https://mystream.com/ or you can contact them by phone at: 1-214-800-4400.

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