Home Office & Electronics

With technology advancing every day, more and more homes are equipped with electronic devices. Even if your home isn’t loaded with a PC, laptop, tablet and four cell phones, your television and stereo account for energy wasted while they aren’t in use. Here are some simple tips to reduce your electric bill and save energy.

Home office:
  • Try to buy energy efficient office equipment. An Energy Star computer uses 70 percent less energy than other computers.
  • Be sure to turn off your machines when they aren’t in use.
  • Unplug or turn off (if possible) the AC adaptor for your laptop when the laptop is not plugged in. Even though the laptop isn’t charging, the adaptor is pulling electricity from the outlet.
  • Screen savers don’t save energy. If you walk away from your computer often, program it to “hibernate” or turn off your monitor.
  • Overall, laptops use less energy than a desktop computer, so make the switch!

Home Electronics:
  • Buy electronics with the Energy Star label.
  • Appliances continue to draw energy from the outlet even when they are turned off. These are called phantom loads. Unplug the appliance or use a power strip to turn off the electrical supply when they aren’t in use. This includes televisions, VCRS, DVD players, stereos, computers and kitchen appliances. About 75 percent of the electricity used by electronics is consumed when the products are turned off.
  • Unplug battery chargers.
  • Use rechargeable batteries.
Related Links:
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