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Energy Efficiency: What Your Appliances Really Do Behind Your Back (VIDEO)

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Vampire power, energy being leeched from your electronic appliances even while turned off, is a huge source of energy consumption. The Department of Energy estimates that 40% of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while they are off. Eric Rochow from Real World Green provides some tips to help you keep your vampire power under control, and some shocking statistics that reveal why it's so vital to take care of.

WATCH what your appliances really do when you aren't home:

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