Vampire energy is estimated to cost U.S. consumers $3 billion every year. For those that don't know, vampire energy is a type of energy used by appliances when they are turned off or not being used.
GOOD Magazine sums it up nicely for the average consumer with a chart depicting just how much energy each of those devices is sucking up.
Some surprises are in store for the skeptics:
- A plasma TV sucks up $160 each year when not in use
- A game console sucks up $25 each year when not in use
- A computer can suck up $34 each year when not in use
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