What To Unplug Before Going on Vacation

Going on vacation can be relaxing, fun and well-deserved. But what is not all of those things? Paying for the electricity in your home that you’re not using.

At Sun State Power, our experts are here to help you decipher the dos and don’ts of what to unplug and turn off to save your energy bill while you’re away.

  • Lights: To save the most energy, it’s a good idea to turn off all of the lights inside and outside your home. However, some people choose to set their lights on a timer to give the appearance they’re still at home without leaving the lights on for the whole time.
  • Small Appliances: All small appliances should be unplugged before leaving, including…
    • Coffee machines
    • Fans
    • Toasters
    • Microwaves
    • Blenders
    • Air fryers
    • Ect.
  • Electronics with an “on” button: If an electronic 1. has a remote, 2. has a light indicating if it’s on or 3. has a clock then they are never truly off unless unplugged. Items that fall into this category are things like…
    • Alarm clocks
    • Radios
    • TVs
    • Desktop PCs
    • DVD players
    • Home phones
    • Video game consoles
  • Chargers: Whatever kind they are, chargers with bricks draw power in even when you’re not using them.
    • Laptop chargers
    • Phone chargers
    • Electric toothbrush chargers
  • Power strips: If you have multiple electronics plugged in to a power strip, you can switch the button to “off” and the power to the devices will be cut.

So wherever you’re traveling to, make sure to prepare your home and make the most of your electric bill. For any of your residential electrical needs, contact us at Sun State Power!

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