Many people will be buying electronic devices of some sort during this holiday shopping season. What many of us don't realize is that while those devices are "off" they are actually using electricity. They are usually sitting in standby mode waiting for you to activate them with the remote or touch a button.
Watch this video from Treehugger. It gives you the basics on vampire power and some links to more information on how to slay the vampire.
I have tried to make some changes to reduce my vampire power. I think we'll need to install switches to control the outlets where things are plugged in. It will be a little tough to get behind the TV to unplug it when we're finished watching.