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Are energy vampires costing you money? Energy vampires can suck the life out of homes in Pasco County, Florida, but there are ways to prevent this from happening. Here are just a few examples of energy vampires and what you can do about them.

Outdated Appliances

That old fridge from the early 1990s may be as good as new, but it could be costing you. Upgrading to ENERGY STAR-rated appliances is better for both the environment and your wallet, so what are you waiting for?

More than that, keep an eye on older appliances with digital displays, such as microwaves. These appliances continue to draw energy even when you’re using them. While you could avoid wastefulness by simply unplugging them, switching to a more efficient model is typically the best route.

Gaming Consoles

According to some estimates, you could spend as much as $100 a year on electricity just from forgetting to turn off your PlayStation or Xbox. Gaming consoles draw a lot of energy, which is why most systems now feature an automatic power-saving mode. If your system doesn’t have an auto power-saving mode, be sure to set it yourself or turn off the console after every use.


Device chargers are major energy vampires, and yet we continue to keep them plugged in. If you can’t remember to unplug your chargers, invest in an eco-friendly charging platform or power cord designed to automatically shut off when your device is fully powered. It’s a small price to pay to ensure you’re not wasting energy.

Outdated HVAC Equipment

Unless you have a newer high-efficiency HVAC system, you’re probably losing money in wasted energy. New HVAC models with variable-speed air handlers run at lower speeds for even circulation without the waste. While upgrading to an entirely new system may seem like a major investment, you may be surprised to learn just how much you could save on your monthly energy bills.

Call Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. Inc. at 866-881-5935 to discuss our money-saving HVAC options.

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