Have you heard of "energy vampires"? These are devices and appliances that are plugged into an outlet and continue to draw electricity even if they are turned off or not being used. The latest statistics say that this unnecessary power drain costs Americans more than $19 billion a year. To help save electricity and knock a little off of your monthly bill, consider unplugging these top-5 energy vampires: desktop computers, televisions, cable boxes, speakers and microwaves.
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