Blogs in January 2019

Energy vampires are devices that cause high electric bills even turned off, with gaming systems being a main culprit. Mr. Electric looks at the issue.

Most don’t realize how much electricity is drained by game consoles, even when they’re switched to their supposedly energy-saving “standby mode.”  As home entertainment centers move from traditional cable boxes to video game console-centric hubs for streaming, gaming and more, most don’t realize...Read more

People across the country wonder when to take down Christmas lights, but there’s no truly definitive answer. Mr. Electric tries to answer the divisive question.

For many around the world, January 5 or 6 marks the Epiphany ‒ the final day of the 12 days of Christmas and the time for all holiday decorations to come down. For others, the second week of January is a typical time for the holiday lights to be unplugged and stored away until next year....Read more