Have you heard? The Shambles are back in town – just like the characters in The Walking Dead (Season 5 starts this Sunday, 10/12/2014)! But instead of “Braaaaaaains,” these zombies eat at your electricity usage. Don’t fall victim to the Shambles – learn how much energy you’re feeding these zombies through not paying attention to your daily routines:
- 27 – The amount of watts of energy a typical gaming console eats up when it’s in use
- 23 – The amount of watts that same gaming console feasts on when it’s in standby mode
- 24 – The amount of dollars that same gaming console in standby mode wastes in a year
- 75 – The percentage of electricity consumed to power zombie electronics and zombie appliances that are turned off
- 20 – The percentage of the total energy bill appliances and home electronics are responsible for in the average U.S. home
- 10-50 – The amount of zombie electronics a typical home has lurking inside
Stop feeding the Shambles with your zombie electronics! Try some of these energy efficiency tips to get rid of this zombie family:
- Look for the Energy Star logo when shopping for new appliances.
- Use a power strip as a central “turn off” point. It will completely disconnect the power supply and terminate the zombie infiltration.
- Unplug all major appliances when heading out on vacation. Even when devices such as the microwave, stove and washing machine aren’t in use, their LED panels continue to devour energy.
- Manually turn off computer monitors. It saves more electricity than a screen saver.
- Rather than leaving a light on to deter burglars, install a timer. This way your lights are on for only a short period rather than all day.
Want some more energy saving tips? Check out our Energy Zombies video series!