If you think your kids video games are on more than off. So is your computer. Most people dont use their computer most of the time. Most of the time the machine sits idle. Even in idle or sleep mode, your game system and computers are eating energy. And, think again if you believe a remote truly turns off your tv. Anything that can be turned on and off instantly with a remote control is sucking whats called vampire or phantom load power. Televisions, computers and video games are among the 20 to 30 phantoms in your home. Add to that list every appliance that has a digital display. Include every DVD player, clock radio and cell phone charger. At the same time its still sucking just a little bit of energy simply because it has to have the ability to turn on and off very quickly because its hooked up to a remote control. Theres a simple way to drive a stake through this energy vampires heart. Simply pull the plug. Shut off his supply. Research has shown you can save up to $200 a year by just unplugging these devices. Another option is to use power strips. Collect your cords on a power strip and turn it on and off as needed.
Family of Jarrett Mantanona Host Fundraiser Saturday
The family of Jarrett Mantanona will host a fundraiser Saturday for families needing car seats for their children.
New App Aims to Lower Spread of STDs
Sexually transmitted diseases are a serious problem nationwide, and local doctors tell us that here in the Big Country is no exception. But discussing that...
Reminder: Friends, Family of Dyess Pilot Fighting Oral Cancer Host Walk / Run Saturday
Family and friends of a Dyess Air Force pilot will be hosting a walk / run May 18 to help his family as he undergoes medical...
Infrastructure Constraints Loom as Texas Grows
Texas' drought and water-supply problems have captured headlines. But with the state's rapid population growth projected to continue, other infrastructure problems also loom, including clogged...
Webcast: Students Taught Bike Safety on Ride Your Bike to School / Work Day
It is Ride Your Bike to School and Work Day, and a lot of the students at Dyess rode their bikes to school, but the...
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