For the best use of energy and heat, a block heater should be plugged in for no more than 50 minutes. This is because anything over 50 minutes is simply lost to the outside air. More »

If the refrigerator was moved upright, there is no need to wait before plugging it in again. However, if the refrigerator is laid on its side to move, a wait of 24 hours after the refrigerator is turned back upright is r... More »

According to the International Association of Home Inspectors, hair dryers, like many small appliances, do pull electricity if they are plugged in. This is true whether the dryer is in use or not. More »

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