Most people have often been hit with power bills that look unrealistic and unusual when they consider their power consumption. It appears unmanageable when the power bill exceeds one expected level leaving one crying out for lower costs. The high amount of power bills can only be attributed to the hidden energy consumption of household items and gadgets (BizJournals). It is quite true that gadgets and devices plugged in even when not in active use consume power. The impact may not be seen in a day but over the month, their power drainers contribute to the bill shooting more than expected.
A good example of a gadget that consumes power even when not in use is the coffee maker. It is estimated that by completely unplugging it, one can save a dollar annually. People should consider also unplugging and switching off computer screens and printers when not in use. It is worth noting that for a music entertainment system, the extra power costs can by 130 dollars per year. In fact, unplugging the DVR when it’s not engaged saves one about 37 dollars every year. Adding this and other costs mean a good amount of money that can go to other important uses.
Power consumers need to pay due diligence with their gadgets by disconnecting them all form the power strips and shutting them down when not in use. There is hope for the consumer as usage monitoring gadgets have been floated in the market by Stream Energy, a direct sales company based in Dallas. Stream energy deals with keeping its Dallas consumers connected, by offering wireless, protective, and energy services. This is aimed at keeping them connected when they are traveling. Stream Energy services are available in Maryland, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Texas, New York, and Georgia.
From 2005 when it was founded, Stream Energy has transformed the energy industry through its direct sales marketing making it one of the biggest direct sales companies of energy in the world. Over the 12 years that Stream Energy has been operating, it has made total revenue of over 8 billion US dollars.