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.
Cause of West Explosion Remains Unclear
The cause of the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people on April 17 has been ruled "undetermined," officials announced at a press conference...
AISD List of Pre-Commencement Events
Abilene ISD has released a list featuring major events leading up to the commencement exercises for the Class of 2013 on Saturday, June 1.
Webcast: Record-Breaking High Possible for Friday
Near record high temperatures expected for Friday afternoon after a mild start to the day. The foretasted high in Abilene is 102, while the record...
KTAB AM Forecast: Friday, May 17th, 2013
Unseasonably Hot Today and This Weekend
KRBC AM Forecast: Friday, May 17th
A few clouds out there this Friday morning should burn off to become mostly sunny by the afternoon with record shattering heat along with humidity...
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