Vampire Awareness Day - "I vant to suck your energy"

Best Buy is officially deeming October 30th as National Vampire Awareness Day.

Best Buy isn't talking about Dracula or Count Chocula, they're referring to the electronics in your home that suck energy even when they're not in use.

I bet you didn't know that your electronics are betraying you. You think they're turned off or in "standby mode" when they are actually still running and making your utility bill more expensive.

According to Best Buy...
  • This phenomenon is responsible for wasting an estimated $4 billion in the U.S. annually
  • 40 % of all electricity used to power electronics and appliances in the average American home is consumed while they are turned off
  • The most dangerous "vampires" include everything from plasma TVs, computers and game consoles to DVRs and adapters for MP3 players and cell phones
  • These appliances can cost up to $1,000 per household per year in wasted energy
What can you do to fight these evil vampires? Forget the garlic.

Instead, plug your appliances and electronics into an outlet that can be turned off with a light switch. If you don't have one of those, plug them into a surge protector that can be switched off.

Best Buy has put together a website for National Vampire Awareness Day with lots of information and tips about how you can protect yourself from these energy predators. Find it HERE.

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