By Marisa Belger for Green Goes Simple
Did you know your appliances use electricity even when they're turned off? It’s called vampire energy drain. Yep, any device that remains plugged in can use up valuable energy. Even when not in use, your computer, stereo and even your blender are increasing your monthly energy bill and your environmental impact.
Marisa Belger’s work has appeared in Travel + Leisure Family, Natural Health, Prevention and TODAYShow.com, where she wrote a column about eco-friendly living. She was an editor at Lime.com and collaborated with author Josh Dorfman on his bestselling books, The Lazy Environmentalist and The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budget. She is the managing editor of and frequent contributor to Green Goes Simple.
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