12 Household Appliances You Should Unplug to Save Money

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If you're like the typical American, you've probably got about 40 household appliances that you routinely leave plugged in – even when these devices aren't actively being used.

But did you know that even when they're turned off, appliances and electronic gadgets gobble up energy, costing you money?

The average U.S. household spends about $1,900 a year on energy costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. And the DOE says that anywhere from 5% to 10% of your residential electricity is sapped by devices that are plugged in 24 hours a day.