Did you know that some home electronic products use energy even when they’re switched off? Lower your household’s utility bills by making sure your electronic equipment is energy efficient. These smart ENERGY STAR tips and tricks will help you make a difference every day.
In the market for a DVD player or stereo? The ones that use less energy and help fight global warming without sacrificing performance or quality carry the ENERGY STAR label.
See the same star power on TV with less power. ENERGY STAR qualified TVs use roughly 20% less power than conventional models.
Dial down energy costs by reducing the brightness of a TV set—it can cut power use by as much as 15%.
Many TVs use energy when off and in standby mode. ENERGY STAR TVs must use less than 1 watt of energy in standby mode, so you’re saving money when the TV is both “on” and “off.”
You use one remote for your TV, DVD player and stereo, use one power strip as well. Turn it off when not in use and eliminate standby power consumption. Better yet, automate the process by buying a smart power strip. They sense when products are not in use and eliminate the “phantom” power consumed.
Cable, satellite, and telecom set-top boxes that carry the ENERGY STAR label are, on average, 45% more efficient than conventional models.
It can be 58% more efficient than a standard model. Look for one with switch-mode power supplies and a "smart" charger for added energy savings.
Now that you know how easy it is to save energy with your appliances, learn more about energy efficiency in every room of your home. Check out ENERGY STAR @ home and explore the rooms to find out what you can do to save energy and money while protecting the environment. Take the tour.
Also visit Energystar.gov for more information.