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Real Estate - August 26, 2011

Time to unplug

Phantom power may be causing rising energy bills

by Janelle Eastman

A common energy-waster called "phantom power" may be to blame for rising energy bills. Also named "vampire power" for sucking energy out of walls, phantom power results from leaving ordinary household appliances and other electronics plugged in the wall.

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Editorial Intern Janelle Eastman can be emailed at jeastman@paweekly.com