Mini-Tips to Reduce Costs From Standby Power
By Emily Lomax
Did you know that 10% of the average B.C. electricity bill is from devices that are turned off, but still plugged in? This is called Standby Power (also known as vampire power or phantom load).
Some particularly high-draining devices are: TVs, video game consoles, cable/satellite TV boxes, plugged in laptops (non-charging)
To avoid standby power + decrease your electricity bill:
Buying local produce (grown in BC) is a great way to reduce the impact of your food purchases! Purchasing local, seasonal items not only reduces the environmental impact, but can also be more nutritious and tasty as there is less time and distance between the farm and your table.