Occasionally, we get caught off-guard when our energy bill soars beyond our expectations. When this happens, we marvel and wonder what could have instigated the rise and how to bring the consumption back to manageable levels.
While you may not realize it, a phantom drain may cause the increased consumption, which is a hidden consumption by household gadgets (TechNewsSpy). When household devices are plugged in, they continue to consume energy even when they are not in use. While the usage at a time is minimal, it eventually builds up.
A case in point is a coffee maker, which could save up to a dollar annually if unplugged when not in use. A digital video recorder could save up to $36.80 for the same duration. Others that can help minimize energy costs include the game console, printer and the computer screen. An entertainment system can reach $130 in savings per year.
To curb phantom drain, Stream Energy recommends being diligent and shutting down all gadgets that are not in use (https://www.saveonenergy.com/stream-energy/). Being watchful on your energy consumption using monitoring tools and power strips can also help save money.
Stream Energy is a Dallas-based retail electricity and natural gas production company founded in 2004. It started its operations in 2005. The firm was licensed as a retail energy provider after the deregulation of the Texas electricity market. It has its headquarters at the Tollway Center in Dallas and is a leading provider of wireless services, energy, protective and home services.
In 2014, it merged with Ignite, the multilevel marketing arm that it uses as the primary channel for sales. It recruits members through this division and boasts of being one of the largest direct selling companies in the energy market. Associates earn commissions by enlisting new sales associates or selling their services to customers. To promote the concept, they hold local meetings dubbed as Business Presentations.
Most of the services offered by Stream Energy are available all over the United States, but its energy supply is only available in select markets including Georgia, New Jersey, Illinois, New York, Washington D.C. Maryland, and Pennsylvania.