Vampire Loads -Keynan-Hayden
Vampire loads are electricity that your electronics use when they are turned off, but is still light showing. Vampire loads add about $100 to $200 to your annual electric bill. A nickname for vampire loads is "phantom loads". Stoping vampire loads, stops you from spending a lot of money. The typical american home has 20 electrical appliances continued to suck electricity even though they are off. Vampire appliances cost consumers $3 billion a year, or about $200 per household.
* Every device in your house holds about 15% of your electricity use.
* Gaming systems like x boxes use about 120 to 150 watts of electricity. But when there off and still plugged in they use about 150 watts of electricity.
*To stop vampire loads use an Advance Power Strip.
*Don't leave chargers plugged in!
*Turn devices and lights off when you leave!
Problem: Which item in our houses will have the highest vampire load?
Hypothesis: My hypothesis is a television.
Experiment: step 1: Get a kill a watt meter
step 2:Find a vampire load
step 3:Plug the kill a watts meter into a wall
step 4:Press the watts button and plug the cord from the vampire load into the kill a watt meter.
step 5:Then you look at how many watts of electricity does it use.
Conclusion: My hypothesis was correct that a television is one of the highest vampire loads because of the cable. So actually cable is part of the reason that you be having vampire loads and high electricity bills.