If your energy bill has been higher than normal, you’re not alone. According to the Stream Energy, a Dallas-based direct selling energy company, your home devices are the culprits of these lurking cost.
Equipment items that are plugged into the wall, whether being actively used or not, continue to draw energy. On an item-by-item basis each unit may not draw much juice, but when you add them all up the energy cost can be significant. Turns out that smaller units like gaming consoles, computer screen, coffee maker and printer can save you a dollar a year each if unplugged when not used. Bigger items like an entertainment system can save you upwards of $130 annually.
There is a quick fix to put all that money back in your pocket. By simply plugging all of your devices into a power strip and then shutting things down when you don’t need them can help lower your energy cost. Another way to keep an eye on your energy bill is to get usage monitoring tools. Apparently, these type of tools can send you weekly energy reports directly to your email. In the state of Texas, residents can use a website called Smart Meter, which reports up-to-date data transmitted from a digital electric meter attached to your home.
Stream Energy opened its doors in the Dallas area in 2005. In 12 years they have managed to generate $8 billion in total revenue. Today, it’s considered one of the largest direct selling companies in the global energy market. Their product offering extends beyond the realm of energy. They also provide home services, such as virtual medical consulting, phone services, wireless phone plans, and more.
In 2004, Stream Gas Electric (d/b/a Stream Energy) was co-founded by Rob Snyder and Pierre Koshajki after the energy deregulation of the Texas electricity market (BBB). The company decided to merge its standalone multilevel marketing operation, Ignite, into the Stream brand in 2014. Today, the Dallas based company now offers energy services in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, D.C.