No Tricks, Just Treats this Halloween with TXU Energy

Interactive Energy Thieves Tool Saves Money


Ghost, ghouls and goblins may knock at your door this Halloween. But, more threatening and costlier phantoms may lurk inside without you realizing it.

We’re not talking poltergeists. We’re talking phantom loads - electricity used by electronic devices even in the off or stand-by mode. Also called "vampires" or "energy thieves," these hidden electricity costs can really add up.

Your TV may be "off," but it still acts like Dracula - sucking electricity even when you’re not watching. Gaming consoles also use electricity around the clock– robbing you of your hard earned money.

That's why TXU Energy launched Energy Thieves, a Web-based tool, to help identify the electricity goblins in your home. Using this interactive tool you can go room by room to calculate how much money each appliance is costing you, even when the power button is off, so you can make changes that save you money. Use it to create a customized solution that chases the phantom load away.

"Using less electricity, and saving money, shouldn't be scary," said Michael Grasso, Chief Marketing Officer, TXU Energy. "With the Energy Thieves tool, people of all ages can actually have fun getting rid of phantom loads in their home."

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