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Television: The Picture of Efficiency
Channel Energy Savings
Since the average American spends about 5.2 hours a day watching TV,1 they are easily one of the most energy consuming items in our homes especially as new technology has led to increases in screen size. Fortunately, new TVs also typically come with energy-saving functions and modes. The key is making sure that these modes are enabled.
Out with the Old…
Screen It: LCD Screens
Established Efficiency: Rear Projection
Signals of Change: Digital TVs
Screen It: Plasma Screens
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Use & Care
1CNET. (2010). Energy Efficiency Guide: The Basics of TV Power. Retrieved July 20, 2011, from reviews.cnet.com
2ENERGY STAR®. What Else Should I Look for When Shopping for TVs? Retrieved July 20, 2011, from energystar.gov
3CNET. (2010). Energy Efficiency Guide: The Basics of TV Power. Retrieved July 20, 2011, from reviews.cnet.com
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