Why You Should ALWAYS Unplug Your Electronics

Why You Should ALWAYS Unplug Your Electronics

Your microwave clock might not use *that* much power, but add it to your plugged in tv, computer, DVR, etc.? That’s a lot of wasted energy.

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Home Idle Load: Devices Wasting Huge Amounts of Electricity When Not in Active Use
“There has been a veritable explosion in the number of electronics, appliances, and other equipment plugged into, or permanently connected to, America’s homes-65 devices on average in our study. Most are consuming electricity around-the-clock, even when the owners are not using them or think they have been turned off.”

Pulling the plug on standby power
“Strange though it seems, a typical microwave oven consumes more electricity powering its digital clock than it does heating food. For while heating food requires more than 100 times as much power as running the clock, most microwave ovens stand idle-in “standby” mode-more than 99% of the time.”

The devices quietly running up your energy bills
“Most of us know that to cut our energy bills we should turn things like televisions and computer monitors off at the wall rather than leaving them in standby mode, which consumes power even when they’re not being used.”

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  1. BattleMercy on April 14, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Just a bit of a personal thing, you cannot "waste" energy, its always gonna be there you cant create or destroy energy it merely transfers energy

  2. tav finkelstein on April 14, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Won’t unplugging the fridge just rotten the food inside ?

  3. Robinson Singha on April 14, 2020 at 10:26 am

    That’s becoz US Population is "developed" without being educated. That’s the trend developing countries powered by crony capitalism is following……

  4. Tino C on April 14, 2020 at 10:26 am
  5. Odemba on April 14, 2020 at 10:26 am

    but thats for Americans whose sockets don’t have an on/off switch

  6. EP114587 on April 14, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Look at all these lazy ass people crying about unplugging something… wow. Fat ass Americans at their finest.

  7. Gray Parkey on April 14, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Shut up libtard

  8. bhargav lanka on April 14, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Not figures madam, show a demo , how they consuming after switch off , using power consume monitors .
    Why always bla. Bla..bla.

  9. Mitch M on April 14, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Libnuts and Gore Freaks

  10. Rovin Ismael Rosales on April 14, 2020 at 10:31 am

    She said unplug your electronic divice but the thumnail is showing you how to plug divice😂😂😂😂😂

  11. Striked on April 14, 2020 at 10:32 am

    Does it affect computers/phones that are shut down?

  12. tyongiez on April 14, 2020 at 10:32 am

    can some one help me with my essay persuasive essay about wasting energy is harmful? Im stuck and i feel like i didnt do much pls help me i know its stupid asking here but i need help. immmmm onlyyyy in 6 gradeeeeee

  13. Something I don't know on April 14, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Why do I get the impression that 12 months is larger than a year?

  14. MD Wasim on April 14, 2020 at 10:36 am

    I liked this video. can you please make another video and explain why we should unplug our TV and Refrigerator during thunder and lightning. Thank you

  15. Linus on April 14, 2020 at 10:38 am

    I wouldn’t worry about this with the newer type switching type power adapter. It uses about half a watt for about a second then it drops to 0W when it is not plugged into the electronic device it was intended for. Older linear power adapters use some power continuously no matter what. The one that comes with the Nintendo NES (Yes, that is old, but it is the only adapter of this kind I have) draws about 2.5 watts just simply being plugged in… not even connected to the NES! Power adapters for phones and laptops, as long as it is the newer type, will draw nothing…. so keep them plugged in if you want.

  16. nathen oneal on April 14, 2020 at 10:38 am

    look at ross stores there hot to shop in…

  17. kekchan biggest fan on April 14, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Leaving devices plugged in means you’re not wearing down the battery. Modern devices have batteries that degrade with use and people usually end up buying an entirely new device when the battery gets bad, don’t you think that could have an impact on the environment too?

  18. Isaiah Bahe on April 14, 2020 at 10:42 am

    So again ill unplug all the tezla car as well that has to account for it as well

  19. Underpantswher on April 14, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Me: *watches video* "huh, interesting"

    Also me: *completely ignores everything the video says*

  20. Anik Talukder on April 14, 2020 at 10:43 am

    U.S Peasants
    Just press the OFF switch on the socket instead of unplugging

  21. sonu singh on April 14, 2020 at 10:43 am


  22. xFersureMatt on April 14, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Yeah, my alarm system does nothing and always uses electricity. Not turning that off.

  23. Peter S on April 14, 2020 at 10:46 am

    This is not factual. I am a Union Electrician and the truth is the only power used by plugged in appliances are the ones that are using a clock or timer. And that usage is only the cost of running the clock or timer. And you know the cost of those don’t you? Remember the same amount of power used by those cordless battery clocks and timers you used to put on your might stand in the 90’s that use a whopping triple A battery in and it would last you two years? Yeah those. The usage of that power not the whole appliance. This is all to scare you into policing yourself and others like a good follower and giving you something to do like getting under your desk during a nuclear attack. This logic would mean that those of us with electric stoves would be using all that electricity every time we didn’t unplug the stove that has a timer right? Totally bogus! This is just something you can do as a trained follower instead of complaining about the ridiculous costs of non-stop increasing power rates. using this persons false conclusion does actually have real hazzards though.This bad habit is very bad for the receptacle because it causes excessive ware and potential fire hazard because of use it wasn’t designed for. Also getting shocked or electrocuted in your kitchen on a wet counter trying to unplug your toaster to save ZERO 000 dollars! God Bless. https://youtu.be/MB2qwoWBOE0

  24. Taylor and Jackson on April 14, 2020 at 10:48 am

    im going TOTALLY going to unplug my washer dryer tv computer and wait…. just turn of the breaker

  25. grey eminence on April 14, 2020 at 10:50 am

    File under: Getting Used to Be a Serf

  26. jbarah05 on April 14, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Nah I’ll just Keep paying my electric bill

  27. Andrew Mwangi on April 14, 2020 at 10:51 am

    All our power sockets have on/off switches where I come from.
    It’s just a flick of a switch for me. 😊😊

  28. craigr306 on April 14, 2020 at 10:52 am

    How about turning over to business. The amount of buildings I have seen with lights on pc turned on monitors TVs in staff rooms ac blasting water boilers in kitchens keeping warm all night that’s 16 hours pulling god knows how much power. Wasteful I turn ac on at home and cringe over the power consumption. Saying that I am at home and enjoying it

  29. whatever04 on April 14, 2020 at 10:54 am

    I am from India, we are modest people and don’t have an average of 65 appliances plugged in, drawing in useless power.. Video not for me..

    The only 3 things that I always have plugged in are – my mobile charger, the wifi and my laptop charger..

  30. JLT Yes on April 14, 2020 at 10:54 am

    In Downtown Los Angeles, they are building a tower where the lower half is covered by a projection screen. It will play videos all day….

    Across the street from that building is the Nokia Center, where they have dozens of projections playing videos all day.

    *But the real problem is our plugged in appliances*

  31. thebraininsideahead on April 14, 2020 at 10:54 am

    well if you’re truely trying to get behind all of that could as they say ‘go vegan.’ me i don’t believe in global warming though.

  32. Sylvia Logan on April 14, 2020 at 10:55 am

    Thx, I will be changing my device habits to conserve energy.

  33. shreyash pandey on April 14, 2020 at 10:56 am

    Madam I have a science question which I searched most of the places but I didn’t receive answer . My question is "why helium has more electron gain enthalpy than neon?"

  34. Ernesto Rodriguez on April 14, 2020 at 10:57 am

    just use a surge protector

  35. Saurav Allen on April 14, 2020 at 10:58 am

    If i disconnect the charger… my laptop would turn off

  36. Lynn Sager on April 14, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Well all these dumb mellenials are unplugged from reality

  37. WitherC6 on April 14, 2020 at 11:04 am

    *unplugs life support* stop wasting power, waste human lives

  38. shreyash pandey on April 14, 2020 at 11:04 am

    My another question is what if assumption of albert einstein that maximum speed in universe is reached by light is wrong ,what of there is something which has speed greater than light but we haven’t found it or our technology is unable to detect it

  39. Shush on April 14, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Can your charger catch fire if you leave it plugged in to the wall but not into your phone but it’s on?

  40. Ahmed Amr on April 14, 2020 at 11:09 am

    I think you need to plug in my laptop all the time when your laptop battery last Only 20 MINUTES

  41. J Loren on April 14, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Dont suppose you gave any consideration to mechanical wear and the multitude of complications (like even a single house fire) that come with it? One mistake is a lot of carbon emissions. Oh, and a family burned alive… I just love getting planet saving advice from people who elected to make their home in an inhospitable desert. Its like getting a lecture on morality from jeffrey epstien. Worked out so well for him too.

  42. yuvraj singh on April 14, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Just turn the switch off BC 😂😂😂

  43. HOH on April 14, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Wow you have very unusual eyes, your lower lids and reflectiveness, the initial speaker.

  44. G on April 14, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Off switch, is no guarantee to eliminate ‘idle power’ consumption, unless you have a ‘socket switch’. Or get a smart socket that has a built in capacitor to simulate idle > power on status OR get a socket remote.

    Many studies have shown idle power are usually around 10-25%

  45. Patrick Merritt on April 14, 2020 at 11:15 am

    We don’t want to destroy the planet, but we probably will.

  46. Tzar-Kuoi Kwok on April 14, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Thanks for your explanation of the reasons to unplug our electronics when they’re not in use. It’s a practical tip to save our electricity bill monthly. We have embedded your video in our latest lowering electricity bill article: https://solarmagazine.com/lower-your-electricity-bill/


  47. 1Nest on April 14, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Now I whana plug everything in and I did

  48. Daryl Lagares on April 14, 2020 at 11:16 am

    I don’t believe this if there is not phone plug we’re is going that power that the phone charger it’s “consuming “ no we’re it’s like u leave your car head light on but wend you turn off the key switch lights go of but the stick switch for the lights is on so basically is on but not consuming any power cuz lights are off

  49. Nathaniel Walker on April 14, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Climate change is not real

  50. Samsonite on April 14, 2020 at 11:21 am

    When I was too young to know better my Uncle would always unplug everything in the house to avoid an electrical fire.

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