27 February 2008

Tip of the Week

One of the things that constantly amazes me, and that no one seems to know, is that between 10 and 15% of a TV's energy is still in use when it's powered "off." TV use accounts for more than 10% of household energy bills. If every home unplugged their TV when not in use we could save more than $1 billion per year in energy bills. (Source: The Green Book) At home, I have my TV and DVD player plugged into a power strip, which I can easily turn off when I finish watching. Better yet, you can do it old school and read a book- which uses no electricity at all!

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