Can't remember where, maybe TWG? It said if you leave a charger plugged in, it uses 65% as much electricity as if it is charging. I don't know if it is true--I also don't know why it is so darn hard to remember to unplug those things!
I know some of my chargers are hot even when there is nothing plugged in to them.
My dh won't turn off the chargers either. I had the tv and all the components on a power strip and dh had a fit. Turning that off wipes the slate clean and all the stations have to be programmed in again. The tv makes a click noise every so often even when it's off, something electronic working inside.
The road to success is always under construction.
It is going to cost whatever it costs. I've tried cutting back and my bill didn't get smaller. I also got an energy meter from the library and found out that nothing costs anything to run. It is all pennies. Of course, I couldn't do the lights, but they are all fluorescent.
but there is not much I can do about the bill because the less we use the more it cost.
What I have done is unplug everything that can be and only plug up when needed. Sewing machines are on a power strip also my task lighting. This works well and I kind of like that its one switch to get it to work.
The other thing I do is not buy electric items unless needed, I use a manual one when I can.
So even though I still worry I don't worry too much because I'm doing what I can.
This message has been edited by sameoleCCTX on Apr 15, 2012 7:11 AM