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Avoid Being Drained by Energy Vampires this Halloween

Try these energy-saving tips to save money at home and work

CHICAGO (Oct. 30, 2019) – ComEd wants to help customers ward off energy vampires this Halloween and is providing tips to help businesses and residential customers save money and energy. Hint: none involve cloves of garlic.

Vampire energy, also known as standby energy, is what is drawn from outlets when equipment is off but still plugged in. Many types of home electronics and office equipment, including mobile phone chargers, computers, printers and game consoles, continue to draw electricity while they are plugged in and turned off.

Avoid being drained with these tips:

  • Use a power strip with an on/off switch to completely power down electronics at home.
  • Unplug mobile phone chargers, portable music players and other electronics once they are fully charged.
  • When preparing for out-of-town travel, always unplug all non-essential devices such as televisions and other electronics.
  • Look for the ENERGY STAR® label on home appliances, electronics and other products. ENERGY STAR products meet strict guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.

Close the coffin for good with the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program. It offers a variety of rebates, discounts and assessments to help homeowners, businesses and municipalities save more wisely.

ComEd customers can also schedule a free ComEd Home Energy Assessment. An energy advisor will identify opportunities to save and offer free energy efficient products. Schedule an appointment online today at ComEd.com/Assessment or call 1-855-433-2700.

For more information on how ComEd helps customers save, residential customers can visit ComEd.com/HomeSavings, and business customers can visit ComEd.com/BizSavings.

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Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. ComEd provides service to approximately 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit ComEd.com, and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


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