May 7, 2009–Today’s Way: You can save up to 10% on your average electricity bills just by unplugging unnecessary appliances when not in use.  Energy “vampires” are devices–especially electronics–which are trickling energy from your outlets even if they are not in use.  Phone battery chargers, devices with the block-style transformers, computer peripherals and anything that can be turned on with a remote control are the biggest vampires.  By unplugging them when not in use, you’ll save yourself a lot of cash and help reduce the carbon dioxide that’s contributing to global warming.  If you have a second fridge or freezer that isn’t full or isn’t in use, you can save hundreds of pounds of carbon dioxide over the course of a year.  So look around your home or office today and see if you can’t slay a vampire or two.