Save on your electric bill with smart outlets, power strips, LED bulbs

Larger appliances often consume the most power in the home, so be sure to do your homework on the products that consume the least amount of energy, published online, especially if they can’t be turned off (like a refrigerator).

For all the modern conveniences technology brings to the home – Wi-Fi-enabled washing machines, powerful gaming systems and enormous smart televisions – one of the downsides is paying to power it all.

In fact, home utility costs are continuing to spike for many parts of the country, with 2021 electricity prices rising at the fastest rate since 2008, says the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) – already hitting Americans facing skyrocketing inflation, resulting in higher costs for many goods and services.

Not only does the average household have dozens of consumer electronics products plugged into power outlets at any given time, most consume electricity when not in use. “Vampire power” – also referred to as “phantom power” or “standby power” – can account for as much as 10% of a household’s electricity bill, says the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

This can really add up.

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