Electrical

At night, our TV, DVD player, and cable box have power lights on. Do they use much electricity?
Yes, it is estimated that these electronic devices cost the consumer approximately 10% on their electrical bill each year. Vampire power, Standby power, or Phantom draw power are a few of the terms used in the industry. Vampire power is the little red, green, blue, yellow, orange lights that you see on these devices. It continuosly draws current through your electric meter..., and you are paying for it. There are power strips on the market that can help turn these devices off when not in use; do a Google search for Vampire power to find some links that could help you with a solution.
 
Dave Iten, Owner
Valley Electric
 
With all the items out on the market, What is a good one to get to help save on energy at the home?
There are several items that can be used. On the large scale there are solar & wind products that can supplement or replace your current energy consumption. On the smaller scale there are compact fluorescent lamps (cfl), light emitting diodes (led lighting), programmable timers, and dimmer switches.
 
Dave Iten, Owner
Valley Electric