USA TODAY -- The coffee maker, the toaster. Your phone charger
do you run around doing this every day to stop those electricity vampires from sucking energy and adding to your power bill.
There's actually an app for that. USA TODAY looked at 2 products.
Belkin Conserve switches, sockets and plugs start at $7 a piece. They shut off all power --with the flip of a switch or at a certain time.
Then there's the Belkin Wemo switches and plugs -- they start at $29.
You can remotely turn off anything--by an app. You can also get notifications for how long your kids were watching TV to when the laundry is done.
Are these energy devices really worth it? The National Resource Defense Council estimates electricity costs from vampire appliances and electronics cost the average household $165 a year But could go as high as $440.