Which household items use energy when left plugged in?

Answer Anything that doesn't have an external power switch such as a refrigerator and anything that is left in standby mode such as TV's and PC's.

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What items use energy while plugged in, even if not in use?

Sort list - Any item that is plugged in that has a display or a remote control. These items have a phantom load that supplies 5 volts to these logic circuits.Items with clocks are in this categorie... Read More »

How much power does a charger for a cell phone use when left plugged in for a day?

I will answer your question exactly as you asked it. A typical cell phone charger will draw .010 amps from the wall outlet when it is not connected to the cell phone. .01 amps = 1.17 watts.The co... Read More »

Do plugged-in appliances use energy?

Some appliances use electricity even when they are turned off. Such usage, known as "phantom power" or "energy vampires," occurs because appliances draw a small amount of power to maintain internal... Read More »

Household Items to Get Rid of Ants?

When faced with an ant invasion, you don't need to rush out and purchase a bunch of sprays. You probably have everything you need to control the ants right now. Don't be surprised if you see some o... Read More »