Slaying Energy Vampires

October 29, 2010 at 11:38am

Someone on my staff forwarded this photo from the website Make Me Zombie which shows what I'd look like as a member of the undead.  As a lifelong geek, I've never had such a cool Halloween costume.

 

To date, there is no scientific evidence about the existence of Zombies, but what about vampires? Actually, when it comes to energy, they are all too real. “Vampire appliances” – from DVD players to stereos to desktop computers -- suck up energy even when they are turned off. In fact, these vampires are responsible for adding 10 percent or more to your monthly electricity bill. 

 

Garlic doesn't work against these vampires. But by taking some simple steps – like using power strips or setting your computer to go into sleep mode – you can protect yourself, and your wallet. Learn more here: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=about.vampires