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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Energy bills can go up during the summer months, especially if you keep your air conditioner running to stay cool in the desert heat.

There are certain electronics that drain energy and use power even while you are sleeping; this phenomenon is called 'phantom energy.'

Energy experts say there are memory chips inside that keep them running around the clock. As long as the equipment is plugged in, it is using electricity.

According to www.tep.com, 'phantom energy' refers to unseen chips inside the electronics that drain energy! Here are the top five 'phantom energy' culprits:

-Cable TV receiver

-Digital cable

-DVR

-Invisible pet fence

-Radio stereo mini system

To save on those energy bills, experts suggest simply unplugging these items while you sleep. However that may not be the most convenient option for some.

For more information and tips go to https://www.tep.com/efficiency/tools/phantom/ .

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