Trying to save electricity ?

Eventhough things like TV, portable heaters, lamps are off.......do they need to be unplugged as well

Do nightlights use up a lot of electricity 

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  • Frank
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Many electronics use some power all of the time.  They do this so that you can control them via a remote control.  There are power strips that cut the power off to secondary pieces of equipment such as a Roku or a DVD player when the TV is not in use.  These smart power strips allow you to keep your devices plugged in while save power at the same time.  Ever notice the LED that may be on your device?  That is called a vampire device as it slowly uses power all of the time.

    "A lot" of electricity is subjective and really depends upon not only what you consider to be "a lot" but also whether the night light uses LEDs or a different light source.

  • 3 weeks ago

    You could disable electronics for some time.

  • keerok
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Good practice dictates you unplug when not in use. Most modern appliances do use up electricity even when turned off but plugged in. It takes power to be ready to go on the instant the user presses Power/ON on the remote. Although the electricity used when in "wait" mode is extremely low, the fact that current is running within the appliance can still be source for trouble especially accidents that can result to fire so the best practice is still to unplug when not in use.

    Nightlights? The bulbs usually are very low wattage. They don't use up a lot of electricity. There are studies though that suggest doing without them. Humans sleep better when there are no lights at all.

    On the other hand however, there are people who suffer from sundown depression. They do require some light directly hitting them while asleep to calm down their anxieties.

  • Speed
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    My first real job was at a utility, where my duties included helping customers minimize use of our product.

    The big users of electricity in a typical home either heat or cool. That's an electric furnace, electric water heater (in many homes, those are natural gas appliances), refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner, hair dryer, space heater.

    Depending on where you live, you may have to use these things for quality of life, but you can use them sensibly. Keep your refrigerator and freezer full, even if it's just bottles or jugs of tap water. Air holds cold far worse than liquids.

    Lower your thermostat in winter to the coolest temperature you can tolerate; use a throw and wear a sweater. Reduce heat further overnight and during the day if you'll be away for three or more hours.

    In summer, set your thermostat to the warmest temperature. Let its fan run all the time. Use room-sized table or box fans to feel cooler. Close curtains or blinds in day, open after sunset. Use a vent fan when you shower to remove humidity.

    Consider closing the vents and doors of any rooms you don't use. Leave open the doors to all rooms you do use except when privacy is required.

    Insulate drafty windows with plastic film, or buy insulating curtains (which look better but don't do as good a job).

    Light, especially with LED or CFL bulbs, is a low energy user. Nightlights are usually only 7 watts, extremely low use. You don't have to live in the dark to save electricity.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Some things have some ghost current, TV's don't use much, cable boxes can be awful. If you can feel heat, that's power use. Heaters and lights generally don't need to be unplugged. Maybe get a "kill-a-watt", it will measure and log the amount of power a 120v device uses. https://amzn.to/2KJTbB5

    Many modern night lights use only 1/2 a watt https://amzn.to/37czyen . If on 10 hours a day that's 300 hours a month. So 0.5w = 0.0005 kilowatts, multiply 0.0005 x 300 hours x us average $0.13 per kw/h = ‭0.0195‬, or almost 2¢ per month.

    Source(s): Schools should teach practical math.
  • Rick
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    not enough to worry about .............................

  • 3 weeks ago

    Here where I die it is impossible to save energy it is hot all year round. If I were you using a heater would make a fireplace

  • 3 weeks ago

    If a switch is off an electrical item does not use electricity.  The exceptions are radios, TV's and things like cell phone chargers which use low voltage all the time.  A night light uses almost no electricity.  An electric heater uses a lot of electricity.  The biggest consumer of electricity is your refrigerator unless you are using an air conditioner.

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