PHILADELPHIA--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--While vampires typically appear around October, Vampire energy can be a menace all year long. Put a stake in the heart of vampire energy this fall to easily save energy and money.
Vampire or “phantom” energy refers to energy used by laptops, televisions, printers, cell phones and other appliances that still draw power even while plugged in but turned off. Vampire energy slowly drains energy even when the product is not in use. The Department of Energy estimates that vampire energy costs customers in the United States more than $3 billion a year.
Small changes can add up to big savings. To find where energy vampires may be hiding in your home, customers are encouraged to complete the PECO Smart Home E-Audit. This free, online tool analyzes a customer’s energy use while delivering ways to save energy and money, including tips for no-cost and low-cost improvements to your home.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and 497,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 76.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2012. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community programs and organizations.
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