Written by James Kirwan

We all like to do our bit to save the planet and save a little money along the way, especially nowadays. So what can you do? By simply turning off everyday devices, you can!

Examples of Vampire Appliances

You’re probably wondering right now, ‘What on earth are vampire appliances?’  Well, in the same way as vampires suck blood, vampire appliances use electricity even when they’re on standby. So, what are some examples of these devious devices costing your business money?

Let’s find out:

  • Phone chargers
  • Microwaves 
  • Printers 
  • Computers
  • Coffee Machines
  • Shredders

All of the above appliances cost your business a small amount of money, every time they are left on standby. Even though it’s a small amount, it can add up over time and become quite expensive. One of the best ways in which to deal with these ‘vampires’ is to, at the end of each working day, go around the office and make sure that everything that need not be on, is off.

Other ways in which to deal with these appliances include:

  • Using an extended power bar makes it easier for you to turn the devices off at the end of the working day. There is also a ‘smart’ version which cuts the power off when the devices are not in use.
  • Computers come with the option to put them ‘sleep’, this is simply a way of putting them on an energy-saving mode. Very useful when you want another cup of coffee!

So what’s the takeaway from all this? Well, vampire appliances can affect your wallet. They suck electricity even when idle. But they can be easily vanquished, unlike a real-life vampire (if they existed…) 

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