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Electrónicos pequeños: las apariencias engañan

Electrónicos pequeños: Datos poco conocidos

Los electrónicos pequeños, y el equipo de oficina y entretenimiento pueden tener un gran impacto en su hogar al contabilizar en conjunto hasta el 20% de su consumo de energía. La manera más fácil y más efectiva de reducir el consumo de electricidad de los electrónicos es hacer pequeños cambios en la manera en que los usa.

 

A Little Efficiency Goes a Long Way

The easiest way to save energy is to fully turn off or unplug electronics when not using them. This means no stand-by mode - no little red lights left illuminated. The average U.S. household uses about 440 kilowatt hours of energy, or $75 per year  to power unused chargers and electronics in stand-by mode or off-mode, so be careful not to become a part of that statistic! , 

While rarely used items such as cell phone chargers can be completely unplugged, it’s not very practical to unplug everything. Therefore, using a surge protector that can be turned off when not in use is a great idea in many cases, as this will eliminate phantom energy while protecting your expensive electronics from power surges at the same time. However, be sure to plug electronics that should be continually left on (like alarm clocks) into separate outlets.

 

1A. Wilson, J. Thorne & J. Morrill. (2004). Home Energy Briefs: #7 Electronics. Snowmass, CO: Rocky Mountain Institute. Retrieved October 9, 2012, from http://www.rmi.org/rmi/pid217 (p. 1). 
2A. Wilson, J. Thorne & J. Morrill. (2004). Home Energy Briefs: #7 Electronics. Snowmass, CO: Rocky Mountain Institute. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from http://www.rmi.org/rmi/pid217 (p. 4). 
3This assumes an electricity rate of $0.17/kWh, Calculated using the average annual U.S. household kWh consumption used for electronics in standby and off-mode, from the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Home Energy Briefs: #7 Electronics.

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