Two years ago I posted a blog titled, “Plasma TVs – Why they are still, and always will be, superior to LCD and LED TVs”. If you missed the original blog, you may want to click on the title above and check it out.
When most people turn an electronic device off they expect it is truly off and not drawing any electricity. In many cases that is not true. They still may be drawing “phantom power”, also called standby power, vampire power, etc. “Phantom power” was described by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2008 as follows:
“Many appliances continue to draw a small amount of power when they are switched off. These “phantom” loads occur in most appliances that use electricity, such as VCRs, televisions, stereos, computers, and kitchen appliances. This can be avoided by unplugging the appliance or using a power strip and using the switch on the power strip to cut all power to the appliance.” Read more
If you’ve been following my blogs, you know I have been focused on energy saving lighting. I’ve included information on the Federal tax deduction (EPAct 2005) and how quickly a lighting upgrade can pay for itself. Here’s the latest, and it is great news! Georgia Power recently announced The Georgia Power Commercial Energy Efficiency Program. It is not a tax deduction or a credit on your bill. It is an incentive for installing energy efficient lighting, as it literally results in a check issued to commercial customers. These incentives will help reduce the initial investment in indoor energy efficient lighting projects. Read more