You wince when the electric bill comes.
If you live in a place like Michigan, you hear over and over about rising energy demand, despite a crummy economy.
It’s the hogs and the vampires — the devices that use lots of electricity, along with extra juice when they’re “turned off.”
How to combat this?
Unplug when possible, and choose the right appliances and doo-dads when you go shopping.
But how do I know the good from the bad, you ask?
Thanks for asking.
There’s a new resource out there from cnet.com to help.
Sure, you can look for Energy Star logos when you buy a fridge, but they’re not always staring you in the face.
Cnet.com, a good place to find ratings on electronics, now includes energy efficiency ratings as part of its review process.
The most-efficient products are branded as “Power Savers.”
Other resources for low-wattage living include: