It's common knowledge that even when turned off, TVs that are left plugged into the wall continue to draw electricity called "phantom power" that wastes your money. But TVs aren’t the only electronic devices in your home that draw power while not in use. Anything with a cord that goes into the wall can draw phantom power, so walk around and unplug rarely used things like stereo speakers, gaming systems, printers and even chargers for your smartphone. If you do this, you could recoup hundreds of dollars on energy costs over time.
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