Fun Facts

  1. "Phantom" loads occur in most appliances that use electricity, such as VCRs, televisions, stereos, computers, and kitchen appliances. In the average home, 25% of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off.
  2. All of us enjoy our monthly magazines and the retail outlets love to inundate us with unwanted sale flyers, catalogs and coupons. If we receive more than 10 a month in all of D.C. that would make over 248 tons of wasted paper. Try to recycle instead of tossing into the garbage pail. We could save a lot of trees.