Phantom load, vampire energy, and standby power are all terms that refer to the consumption of electricity by devices that are switched off but still plugged in. This effect can account for as much as 20% of your electricity bill, and costs the average household over $100 a year. According to the EPA, idle gadgets suck up to $10 billion in energy annually. Thats a pretty large strain on the environment.
Fortunately, you can avoid paying a hefty price for unused appliances by simply unplugging your appliances at the end of the day, or when they are not in usage. You can also make the task easier by using (smart) power strips.
Phantasma helps you cut down on spending and reduce your carbon footprint by tracking your energy-sucking appliances. Additionally, the app calculates statistics using data from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab so you can see the estimated impact of your usage. It sends notifications to remind you daily to unplug your appliances. With a minimalistic and intuitive interface, Phantasma facilitates the process of managing the phantom load of your household electronics.
The app is completely free to download. Happy vampire slaying!