I know I posted on this a few weeks ago, but here is a link to today’s Clean Break column in the Toronto Star about phantom loads in the home. My previous post on this issue was based on a CNET News.com article. My column takes this a bit further, adding a Canadian spin and some information from Natural Resources Canada.
If you want to listen to this via podcast, click here — you’ll find a link on the podcasting section of the Toronto Star’s site.
(FYI: Rob Hyndman forwarded this link to a product called Kill-A-Watt that can measure the watts used by individual devices and appliances. Thanks Rob! You can apparently buy a similar device at Canadian Tire stores.)