If saving money on your energy bill is the goal, then it’s important to dispel all of the energy-saving myths. One big myth about saving energy is that turning a device off will save on electricity costs. Here is what you need to know about turning your appliances off.

Vampire Electricity Use

A lot of people believe that if they turn off their devices then they’ll save energy. What they don’t know about is vampire electricity use. Vampire electricity use is when a device is still plugged in but turned off, and the device continues to draw power.

The most common culprits of vampire electricity use are space heaters, TVs, coffeemakers and computers. You can still save energy, but consider unplugging the device or using a surge protector with an off switch.