Don’t let Phantom Load Haunt Your HouseOctober 17, 2019
Although phantom loading is favorable to avoid wasting energy during the test of measurement instrument, phantom loads can be found in almost every room of a home, meaning the constant use of energy adds up. Home office equipment, microwaves, coffee machines, and many of our phone and laptop chargers around the home are constantly drawing power when plugged in.
While many electronic devices use significantly more energy when turned on, the energy they use when plugged in and not running can quickly drain your wallet. Phantom load is wasted energy that adds to your bill. Here are some simple steps to take to ward off these phantoms haunting your home:
- Unplug appliances and electronics when you’re not using them. A power strip can simplify this process.
- Turn off your computer monitor and printer completely. Screensavers don’t reduce energy use.
- Consider Energy Star appliances; these use 10 to 50 percent less energy than traditional appliances.
Check all of your home’s rooms for these phantoms and cut wasted energy out of your monthly bill. If you have any questions or concerns about how to keep your electronic devices and appliances running despite power outages, give us a call at 501-315-7213!