If you've gotten into the habit of unplugging things like chargers, small appliances and electronics when not in use, congrats to you. But not everything always has to be unplugged. Older appliances that lack all the bells and whistles of modern electronics are energy sippers, not hogs. Old and simple alarm clocks, lamps and even washers and dryers that lack LED screens and monitors can be left plugged in. Always focus on the actual energy hogs to save costs, and save yourself the hassle by leaving the old-fashioned ones plugged in.
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