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Office & Home Electronics: Switch On Savings

Home & Office Energy Quiz

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   You are saving yearly. Extra you could be saving.
You could be
yearly.
Congratulations, you are
yearly
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Plug into Savings

When it comes to saving power, how you use home and office electronics is key. These items, along with audio, video equipment, and small electronics,  can account for up to 20% of your home’s electricity use, but are often sold without efficiency ratings3. But, you can make simple changes in your daily habits that will add up to big savings over time.

Quick Tips

The Flat Truth

Did you know that plasma television screens generally use about 2 to 3 times more energy than LCDs to produce an image of the same brightness.4

The Flat Truth Buyer’s Guide

Monitor Energy Use

Reducing your computer monitor’s brightness is an easy way to save electricity in your home office.

Monitor Energy Use Buyer’s Guide

Stop Energy Thieves

Unplug or turn off power strips for small electronics to minimize “phantom” energy use.

Stop Energy Thieves Use and Care

1Goorskey, S., Smith, A., & Wang, K. (2004). Home Energy Briefs: #7 Electronics. Snowmass, CO: Rocky Mountain Institute. Retrieved October 9, 2012, from http://www.rmi.org/rmi/pid217 
2Ibid (p. 4).
3Ibid.
4Katzmaier, D. & Maskovciak, M. (2010). CNET Energy Efficiency Guide: The Basics of TV Power. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from http://reviews.cnet.com/green-tech/tv-power-efficiency/?tag=greenGuideBodyColumn.0