By definition, ‘phantom drain’ is the energy that gets wasted by electronics or appliances that are plugged in but are not in use. In your home, energy phantoms include appliances such as coffee makers, microwaves, home theatre systems, game consoles, and DVR among other appliances. Although you may not realize it, any device that is plugged in consumes energy regardless of whether you are using it or not (BizJournals). While the amount of energy that these energy vampires consume may not be much in the moment, they can add up over time.
This is why Stream Energy encourages their customers to start adopting ways and programs that allow them to manage their energy efficiencies. According to Stream Energy, by shutting off energy to a coffee maker, for instance, you stand to save about $1 annually. The same is true for your computer screen, game console, and printer. And by switching off your DVR when it is not in use, you stand to save up to $36.80 annually (https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/05/22/stream-energy-sets-shop-new-addison-hq). For an entire home entertainment system, you can save up to $130 in a year. This is a lot of cash that not only looks better in your pockets but can also be spent on something fun.
To save money from the phantom drain, diligence is all you need. By shutting appliances when they are not in use or batching them on power strips, you can save a lot of your hard cash from unnecessary and costly demise.
About Stream Energy
Stream Energy is a US-based retail natural gas and electricity firm. Founded in 2004 by Pierre Koshajki and Rob Snyder, the company specializes in the provision of wireless, energy, home, and protective services. Stream Energy employs multi-level marketing as their major sales model. Initially, the company recruited via Ignite, a separate multi-level division, which was later integrated into the Stream Energy brand in 2014. Most of Stream Energy’s services can easily be accessed across the US. However, energy is only available in a few deregulated energy markets. The company is currently under the able leadership of Larry Mondry who serves as its CEO and president.