Cool Solutions: Slaying Energy Vampires

Nov 1, 2017

The average Northern California home has 45 vampire devices which draw energy when not in use. Vampire energy accounts for nearly one-quarter of a typical household electric bill.  Hosts Wendy Ring and Brian Curtis show you how to stop wasting this energy.


We'll take you on a vampire house call, explore the psychological side of our relationship with electricity, and talk about practical solutions with guests David Kaneda, electrical engineer; Michael Klopfer, technical director of the California Plug Load Research Center; Reuven Sussman, environmental psychologist at the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, and Noah Horowitz, senior scientist that the National Resources Defense Council.  

USEFUL LINKS TO HELP VANQUISH YOUR HOME ENERGY VAMPIRES 

HOME ENERGY VAMPIRE CALCULATOR  

FIND OUT HOW MUCH STANDBY ENERGY YOUR APPLIANCES USE In general by type of device  Microwaves, stoves, TVs, and AV equipment by Model NumbeFIND APPLIANCES WHICH SIP, NOT SLURP The Green Electronics Council's EPEAT Registry 

WHICH ADVANCED POWER STRIP  IS RIGHT FOR YOU?