Even when not in use, your household appliances can consume electricity. Many common devices, from your laptop charger to your printer, still perform certain functions when plugged in, adding unnecessary costs to your electric bill.
Fortunately, there is a simple solution: simply unplug the appliances when not in use. Unplugging them will prevent energy from silently draining out and increasing your bills, ultimately saving you both electricity and money.
But how much money is actually saved by unplugging appliances? Is it even possible to save energy by unplugging appliances? Is it worth the hassle of constantly plugging and unplugging appliances?
We’ll look at why unplugging appliances can save you money, how much you could save, and how to make disabling plugged-in appliances easier. (We also have advice on how to save money on your water bill, the best temperature to set your thermostat to this summer, and whether it’s cheaper to buy groceries online or in-store.)