My wife, Amy, is one of the cheapest people in the world. She has plenty of cash, but she just saves it. Every nickel and dime is added up.We can’t leave any appliance plugged into the wall for worry over phantom electric. This is the theory that a tiny bit of electric is being drawn while electronics are still plugged in. Amy is so concerned over our electric bill that we have to take these extra precautions. There are many things which need to be plugged in to use daily. There are a ton of items and this is inconvenient. I have to plug in my laptop, microwave, coffee maker, and bedside lamp. Everyday I use these electronics and they need to be plugged in. Amy has a fit if I am not directly using the equipment while it is plugged into an outlet. She gets huffy and then unplugs it. So if I want to charge my phone or Ipad, I need to be right beside it. If I want coffee, I need to tell Amy I am using the machine. The portable air conditioner is a huge argument for us. Amy is certain our electric bill is so high due to the cooling unit. My compact a/c unit is no way the main cost of our electric. There are other larger appliances that we rely on every day and always leave plugged in. How much power could the AC unit actually require? Amy seems to think a lot. If I am not careful, I suddenly realize I am terribly sweaty. I then figure out that she pulled the plug on my cooling unit again.