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May 7, 2024 11:11:07 AM by Lauren Mangano

Save on Energy Costs by Unplugging These 9 Household Appliances

As the temperatures around Bucks County and Philadelphia begin to climb, many of us will start cranking up our air conditioners (and our energy bills). Fortunately, there are easy ways to save money on your utility bills this season, including the simple act of unplugging certain appliances when they're not in use. Check out these nine items you can unplug to avoid a hefty energy bill.


1. Chargers

It's a common habit to leave chargers plugged in even when they're not actively charging anything. Yet, this idle connection still consumes power, adding unnecessary costs to your energy bill. Remember to unplug chargers when not in use to save money.

2. Coffee Makers

Do you leave your coffee maker plugged in all day? If so, you're unknowingly wasting energy. Coffee makers are notorious for drawing power even when they're not brewing. Save on energy expenses by unplugging your coffee maker when not in use.

3. Computers

Computers are notorious energy guzzlers in our homes. Even in sleep mode, they continue to draw power. To cut down on energy costs, make it a habit to unplug your computer when it's not being used. Consider setting it to hibernate or sleep mode when idle to save on energy.

4. Air Conditioners

While air conditioners are essential for summer comfort, they can also significantly add to your energy bill. Set your AC to a higher temperature when you're away to save on energy. Remember to turn it off when not in use and maintain clean filters and coils for improved efficiency and reduced energy consumption.

5. Fans

Fans are a great way to cool down a room, but they also consume energy. Even when turned off, plugged-in fans still draw power. Save on energy expenses by unplugging fans when not in use.

6. Microwaves and Toasters

Microwaves are convenient but energy-intensive appliances. Unplugging your microwave when not in use can help reduce energy costs. Consider using alternative methods to reheat food, such as the stove or oven, to save on energy consumption.

7. Gaming Consoles

Gaming consoles are a popular source of entertainment, but they can also be energy hogs. Even when powered off, they continue to draw power. Gaming consoles are just another easy item to unplug when not in use to avoid unnecessary expenses. 

8. Printers

Printers are often left plugged in, even when not in use, contributing to increased energy consumption. Save on energy costs by unplugging your printer when it's not in use. Consider using a printer with sleep mode or automatic shut-off functionality to further save energy.

9. Hair Tools

Reduce costs by minimizing usage of hair tools or allowing your hair to air dry before styling. Opt for the low setting on your hair dryer to reduce energy usage. Remember to unplug hair tools when not in use for additional energy savings.Contact ECI Comfort


If you live in the Delaware Valley/Greater Philadelphia area and would like to find comfort within your home, visit our website or give us a call at 215 - 245 - 3200 to learn more.

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