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Jennifer Jolly, Special for USA today Published 10:45.m. Skip in, close, columnist Jennifer Jolly offers tips on cutting down your electric bill.
Standby power is the power an appliance uses even when it is turned off. Standby power amounts to almost 10 percent of residential electricity use.(Photo: Airman 1st Class Riley Johnson,.S. Connect 1 commentemailmore, if you bother to look at your phone bill at the end of the month, you'll see exactly what costs what.
You see all the charges, even the calls and texts if you feel like associates actually breaking it all down. But your power bill is a huge mystery. It's just a number a measure of the power you used and a price and that's.
So just why is it so asthma darn high, and what on earth can you do about it?
It's true that energy prices are up 3 from last year and rising, but that's not even the half. Here's everything you need to know to curb your power bills right now. I'm going to assume you know that leaving gadgets on over long periods of time draws more power, but you might not realize just how many things in your home are actually plugged.
It's easy to lose track of the big picture when you're just sitting in your living room, but I challenge you to actually tally up the number of gadgets you have plugged in on a daily basis.
Three in the kitchen, a half dozen on the entertainment center, several more in the bedroom, and who knows what else if it's plugged in, it's almost certainly drawing some amount of power whether you're using it or not. You're probably going to be shocked when you realize that you're powering two dozen or more energy-sucking electronics when you're not even home, and all of it is going to waste. A few decades ago you had an on/off button on virtually everything that used electricity.