ST. LOUIS (Oct. 28, 2022) – You may not know it, but there are energy vampires lurking in your home, continuously drawing power and inflating your energy costs all year long. Energy vampires are electronics that drain power and use energy whenever they’re plugged in – even when you’re not actively using them.
“When we waste energy at home, we’re wasting money too,” said Tony Lozano, director of energy solutions at Ameren Missouri. “Often, there are simple modifications, like unplugging chargers when not in use, that can save hundreds of dollars per year.”
Here are some common energy vampires you can slay around your home:
Make a game out of turning off unnecessary electronics with Ameren Missouri’s interactive Halloween scavenger hunt. Families can explore the house together to find simple tricks to use less energy and save money.
Banishing energy vampires is just one way to reduce energy use. For custom recommendations specific to your home and energy usage habits, use Ameren Missouri’s new Energy Manager tool. This online tool gives customers the power to see the cost of running each appliance, down to the dollar. To access Energy Manager, visit AmerenMissouri.com/MyEnergy or log in to your Ameren Missouri Online Account via desktop or mobile device.
About Ameren Missouri
Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than 100 years, and the company's electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. Ameren Missouri's mission is to power the quality of life for its 1.2 million electric and 135,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. The company's service area covers 64 counties and more than 500 communities, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit Ameren.com/Missouri or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenMissouri or Facebook.com/AmerenMissouri.