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Home Appliances that are the Biggest Energy Hogs.

Appliances that uses the most energyWhile the thought of turning off or unplugging all of the appliances and electronic devices in your home while not in use seems like an impractical one, recent analysis performed by the environmental website fuelfix (fuelfix.com) shows that as homeowners, consumers can save at least $100 a year by simply making it a habit to turn off or unplug as many items as possible when not in use.

The analysis performed by fulfix.com shows estimates for standby power costs for various household items on an annualized basis:

Among the more mundane findings: your coffee maker may be costing you more than $1 per year — even when it’s not making coffee. Among the more absurd findings: it would cost you nearly $1,500 — the price of a serviceable used car — if you left your microwave running for the year.

According to the Berkeley Lab, this often wasteful expenditure of so-called “standby” power contributes to about 1 percent of global CO2 emissions. “Almost any product with an external power supply, remote control, continuous display (including an LED), or (that) charges batteries will draw power continuously,” the Lab explained in an online report.

Berkeley Lab’s report shows that almost any product with an external power supply, remote control, continuous display (including an LED), or charges batteries will draw power continuously. Sometimes there is no obvious sign of continuous power consumption and you need a meter to be certain.

For a complete home energy audit, please contact John’s Electric today!

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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What others say about John's Electric Service

What a pleasure it was dealing with Aubrey of John's electric! We had a breaker that would not reset. Aubrey arrived at our house at exactly the time he said he would. He had the problem diagnosed in under a minute and had us back to normal with all of our garage outlets in under 5 minutes. I know that all service calls can't go that quickly, but he sure found the problem right away and got it fixed immediately. I would strongly recommend this company.

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Very professional and willing to work with the customer. Overall was an enjoyable experience.

Ernie Spiller
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Even though I thought the price was a little high the service was fantastic. Aubrey came right away and did a great job. He cleaned up all of the "mess". I can't tell you how much that was appreciated. I have had other contractors that left all of the packaging, etc when they completed their work--as if they just couldn't be bothered. it was greatly appreciated

Debbie B.
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Aubrey was very helpful, explaining things as he went and making sure that everything worked good before he left.

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