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August 7, 2017

Energy Efficient Electronics

by derekespeer

Over the past several years, advances in appliances and electronics have changed the way we use energy in our homes. Appliances and electronics account for about 20% of household energy bills in a typical U.S. home. The following tips will reduce the energy used by your electronics.

  • Plug electronics into a power strip and turn the strip off when your devices are not in use
  • Avoid energy suckers, even when they’re turned off, your home electronics in “standby” mode use energy to power features like clock displays
  • Look for ENERGY STAR-qualified TVs which can be up to 30% more energy efficient than non ENERGY STAR-qualified TVs
  • Consider a laptop when looking for a home computer, they use less energy than their desktop counterparts
  • Set your computer to sleep or hibernate mode instead of using a screen saver while not in use
  • Unplug your battery chargers once the batteries are fully charged
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