ComEd provides tips to help customers avoid energy waste in their
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Energy vampires are real and could be causing energy waste in your home.
ComEd encourages customers to put a stake in energy vampires by
implementing simple efficiency tips that can help them save energy and
Vampire energy, also known as standby energy, is the energy drawn from
outlets when equipment is off but still plugged in. Many types of
electronics and office equipment, including cell phones, computers,
printers, game consoles, and more, continue to draw electricity when
they are plugged in and turned off. Vampire energy can account for 15
percent or more of the total electricity used by these devices.
Take the bite out of energy vampires by following these simple energy
Use a power strip with an on/off switch to completely power down
electronics around your home.
Unplug your mobile phone charger, portable music player or other
electronics once they are fully charged.
When preparing for out-of-town travel, always unplug all nonessential
Look for the ENERGY STAR® label on home appliances,
electronics and other products. ENERGY STAR® products meet
strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Discover where energy vampires may be prowling in your home by
implementing power-saving practices through the ComEd Energy Efficiency
Program. ComEd offers a variety of energy efficiency tools and options
that can help customers analyze their electricity use and provide
customized ways to save energy and money. ComEd customers can access
their usage information online or on a mobile device. They can also
enroll in smart meter-enabled programs that can help them reduce energy
use like Peak Time Savings or Hourly Pricing that can help them reduce
energy use. To create your own personal profile and have easy access to
your electricity usage, visit ComEd.com/MyAccount today.
Save even more money by applying for rebates on a variety of ENERGY
STAR® certified appliances, smart thermostats and qualifying
high-efficiency equipment and services. Learn more at ComEd.com/HomeSavings.
Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon
Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy
provider, with approximately 10 million customers. ComEd provides
service to approximately 3.8 million customers across northern Illinois,
or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit ComEd.com,
and connect with the company on Facebook,
ComEd Media Relations