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Blog Apr 5, 2012

Save Money on Electricity: Reduce Phantom Power

Energy Saving

In today’s economy, many consumers are looking for ways to save money on electricity. There are plenty of tips to be found, from having an energy audit, to using your appliances during cooler times of the day. In Texas, deregulation has made it more convenient to get cheap electricity in Dallas and the government is even helping through incentives such as tax credits for energy efficient appliances. However, one of the best ways to save money on electricity is to cut back on the phantom power.

What is phantom power? It is the discreet flow of energy from your home, also known as idle current, preventing you from saving money on electricity. Cell phones, electronic devices, tabs and other gadgets use electricity whenever they are plugged into an outlet, whether or not they are actively being used. It is not only the small appliances that cause the problem, either. Your television, computer monitors, and DVD players are also prey to phantom power, even as you read this blog. Fortunately, there are ways to stop phantom power loss and save money on electricity.

  • Identify the problem. There are tools available, like Kill-a-Watt and Wattson, which are designed to find the source of your power leak.
  • Save yourself the trouble of crawling behind the television. Use a power strip to plug in your devices thus being able to conserve energy with the flip of a switch.
  • There are gadgets on the market to turn items off for you. For example, the Mini Power Minder shuts off your computer’s peripherals in order to help save money on electricity.
  • Unplug things! To be frank, this is the simplest solution to the problem. When you are not using your electronic device, unplug it in order to save money on electric bills.

Learning how to save money on electric bills is not as difficult as you might think. Saving money on electricity in Dallas, Texas can be even easier! Find cheap electricity in Dallas, Houston and everywhere in between, by contacting Payless Power today at 866-963-9353. With no deposit and instant approval you could be saving more every month!

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