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Reduce Phantom Electric Loads

Reduce Phantom Electric Loads

Intent

To reduce the overall electrical usage of the home by eliminating phantom loads.

Additional Information/How to Implement

Phantom loads are electric loads which continually draw electricity even when the appliance is no being used.  Such loads include any appliance that can be operated with a remote control and any charger for electronic equipment.  By tying these loads to switches at room entries, you can also use them to turn on floor or table lamps from the door as well.  Be sure that there are outlets that are not controlled with switches for use with appliances that need continual electricity such as refrigerators and clocks.  (Note: If there is a dimmer device such an outlet, it may adversely effect some appliances such as vacuums).

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