Del. (October 31, 2016) – With scary and
spooky creatures roaming the streets across the Delaware and Maryland service
regions this Halloween, Delmarva Power provides tips to help customers ensure
energy “vampires” don’t drain you dry when it comes to your energy use.
Vampire energy, also known as
standby energy, is the energy drawn from outlets when equipment is off but
still plugged in. Many types of electronics and office equipment, including
mobile phone chargers, computers, printers, game consoles, and more, continue
to draw electricity while they are plugged in and turned off. Phantom energy can account for 15 percent or
more of the total electricity used by these devices.
The following tips can help you save energy and money.
Discover where energy vampires may be haunting your home by requesting a
free Energy Consultation. To request an Energy Consultation, visit www.delmarva.com/forms/dpl/other/energyconsultation.aspx
or call 1-800-375-7117.
Find additional ways to save by visiting http://www.delmarva.com/my-home/save-money-and-conserve-energy/,
on Facebook at www.facebook.com/delmarvapower and on Twitter at
www.twitter.com/delmarvaconnect. Our mobile app is available at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.