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SEP Success Story: Warding Off Energy Vampires and Phantom Loads

October 1, 2013 - 9:46am

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This Halloween, keep energy vampires at bay -- while saving energy and money -- with these home energy efficiency tricks. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department

This Halloween, keep energy vampires at bay -- while saving energy and money -- with these home energy efficiency tricks. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department

Tennessee’s Office of Energy Programs (OEP) is working to wipe out energy vampires and phantom loads with its EDGE project, which could serve as a model for other energy efficiency projects throughout the country. Using Recovery Act funds made available by the Energy Department’s State Energy Program, OEP distributed Kill-A-Watt® Meters to program participants to measure “in use” and “standby power” of at least five of their devices or appliances at home or work.  Participants then report their findings and pass the Kill-A-Watt® Meters on to others to use. Learn more.

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