According to a number of studies on energy consumption in the United States, it’s quite possible that Americans are wasting around 50% of the energy they pipe into their homes and workspaces. Some of that waste can be attributed to overuse, but the rest goes to waste that is often unseen.
Recent research shows that Americans could be wasting as much as $7 billion dollars per year on phantom energy usage — energy waste that occurs when unused gadgets remain plugged in at all times. If you want to save as much as you can and waste less, unplug anything electrical that isn’t in use. It’s as simple as that.