Measuring standby power in the home

Review LBNL's standby power data.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff December 11, 2007

How much power does that rarely used microwave oven use? Or what about the computer that’s never on? Is your pool or hot tub sucking up electricity?

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has been tracking information on home energy use since 1996. Review extensive databases of standby power measurements at LBNL’s site .