Save Money While You Sleep

You probably don’t think that the hours you’re sleeping can possibly cost you that much. After all, everyone’s in bed, everything is off, and no one is out shopping. But the truth is, the overnight hours can be costing you hundreds of dollars per year and you might not even realize it.

The biggest culprit is vampire power drain. All of those electronics and appliances that you think are off are still drawing power whether they’re on or not. To combat this, you can unplug everything or use power strips to make turning things off as easy as a flick of a switch. There are other money suckers at night, as well, including lights that are left on, A/C or heat units that are


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3 Responses to Save Money While You Sleep

  1. Dave says:

    This writer’s time clearly isn’t worth very much to her. I put a Kill-a-Watt (power meter) on my cell phone charger. It took about a week to register .01 kilowatt hours, which costs about 1/10 of a cent. Is it really worth 1/10 cent per week to go to the trouble of unplugging it? Not to me.

  2. Mick says:

    While it’s true that every little helps by switching stuff off while you sleep, I don’t see that $30 a month is a realistic figure unless you live in a mansion.

  3. Aaron says:

    Leave your computer on 24/7, turning it on and off every day causes it to wear out faster. The connections and chips on the board shrink and expand with being hot and cold.

    Better to just leave it running all the time.

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