The Energy Vampires that Lurk Within Your Home, Even After Halloween

Appliances in your home and how they can drive your electrical bill up.

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes

November 11, 2022

What are vampire appliances? Read our newest blog to learn all about energy sucking appliances in your home, how to spot them, and what you can do to stop them!

Vampire appliances

Energy sucking appliances are lurking in your home at this very moment. Where exactly are they and how can you find them? Vampire appliances are everywhere, including: your living room, kitchen, bedroom, and hiding under your desk! Where there’s a plug, there’s sure to be vampire appliances on the other end. Vampire appliances are classified as devices that are plugged in and turned off or left on standby mode. Stoves, DVD players, microwaves, clocks, coffee makers, and phone chargers are just a few that come to mind when speaking of vampire appliances. All of these appliances can be turned off and left plugged in. While it may seem normal to leave everything plugged in as long as it is off, it does add on to your energy usage and electric bill in the long run.

What does this mean?

This means that the adults were right when you were a kid when they told you to unplug the lamps and tv from the outlet, or simply remind you to turn the lights off when you leave the room. Nothing is scarier than a high electric bill. This is why vampire appliances are truly terrifying. What can you do to stop their reign of terror in your household? We’ve got a few solutions you can try out:

  • Unplugging: The first thing you can do is unplug each and every appliance that’s sucking energy and raising your electric bill. This is the quickest solution, although it can get tedious to do this every time you leave your house.
  • Energy efficient appliances and devices: Swap out some of your devices for energy-efficient ones, such a wall plug for an electronic programmable plug that automatically turns off base on a timer.
  • The long term solution: The third and long-term solution to kill the vampire appliances once and for all is by installing a Solar Energy System with Backup Batteries and a backup generator. This is the most effective both cost-wise and for peace of mind and installing a Solar Powered System cuts down energy consumption costs that are caused by energy vampires.

Switch to solar to burn the vampire energy away once and for all

Switching to solar powered energy is the only way to get rid of vampire energy and never have to worry about it lurking in your home ever again! Vampire energy accounts for 13.7% of your energy consumption, as seen above, therefore accounting for a good chunk of your electricity bill. With a Solar Powered System, you’ll never have to fear vampire energy and the cost it brings to your bill. While cutting your consumption and bill cost down is great, it’s also a great option to help our planet. While vampire appliances are draining the energy in our homes, the large appliances in stores, buildings, and large corporations are consuming energy and carbon emissions and distributing them 24/7 into our planet. By switching to renewable energy, you would be helping lessen the damage being done to the planet by these gruesome vampire energy suckers while cutting down your electric bill. Switching to a Solar Powered System with IES Texas Solar is the long-term solution you’re looking for when it comes to getting rid of the draining vampire energy in your home.

Put the stake in vampire appliances with IES Texas Solar

Silence those pesky vampire appliances once and for all and join the IES Texas Solar Community! IES Texas Solar can also help identify these energy-sucking appliances and provide solutions to create a more energy-efficient. IES Texas Solar works with you to build the perfect Solar Powered System and all the add-ons such as backup batteries and generators. Your new Solar Powered System will stop vampire energy dead in its tracks. With solar power, your electric bill will go down, your energy usage is renewable so there are no harmful carbon emissions, and you are able to store extra power in a state-of-the-art battery backup system. Contact IES Texas Solar for a quote on your Solar Powered System for all your vampire energy-slaying needs!

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