We all know about phantom loads, but
who consistantly has the time to go to
every outlet and unplug or hit the switch
on the surge protector (which is tucked
away on the ground somewhere)? There
are some things that need to be kept
plugged in, such as alarm clocks, and fish
for the most part, most things
in rooms can be unplugged.
I propose a wiring scheme which would
allow for 2 circuits per room. One would
be for essential items, clocks, medical
equip., etc., and the other would be for
non-essential items such as televisions,
stereos, and definitely lights. Air
conditioning can go either way, depending
on where you live and what time of the
year it is.
The non-essentials circuit will have a
master switch which will be placed right by
the door, as a convenient way to conserve
energy by ensuring all non essential items
are in fact turned off, as well as
eliminating phantom loads.
Yeah.. this is my idea.
The laziest idea is always the better idea.