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WILLMAR -- Phantom load -- power drawn by appliances such as TVs and DVD players when not in operation -- may be unnecessarily adding kilowatt-hours to your electric bill and increasing your carbon footprint.

Electric consumers can reduce their phantom load and greenhouse gas emissions, however, by plugging those appliances into surge protectors and then turning off the surge protector, or just by unplugging the appliance.

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