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  • Get unplugged and stay active to save energy and improve health and well-being!
  • Try daylighting your home by turning off the lights and opening the blinds.
  • Try preparing “energy-free” meals and avoid using appliances when not necessary.
  • Utilize power strips and smart power strips to reduce the “vampire energy” phenomenon.
  • Hang dry clothing on a clothesline and wash clothes in cold water to save energy doing laundry.
  • When shopping for new appliances check “Energy Guide” labels and look for “Energy Star” rated products.
  • Save on energy bills by getting rebates back from DTE Energy and Consumers Energy.

Eliminate Waste

What is Vampire Energy?

Tips to help you prevent vampire energy.

  1. Calculate your appliance’s energy use to get a better perspective on how much appliances in your home consume using this Energy Calculator from the Department of Energy.
  2. Unplug or shut off appliances when not in use.
  3. Try using a smart power strip.
  4. Purchase Energy Star rated appliances.
  5. Power Use in Off or Standby Mode*
Power Use in Off or Standby Mode
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