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Energy usage by electronics when they are turned off


Energy use varies by device, however. The following table compares the active and standby power use of commonly-used consumer electronics equipment.

The average U.S. household spends $100 per year to power electronics and appliances while they are off or in standby mode, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. So what can you do to stop wasting you energy dollars?

  • Unplug devices that are rarely used. An example would be a television and DVD player in the guest room
  • Unplug battery chargers for electronic devices when the batteries are fully charged or the chargers are not in use.
  • Use a power strip as a central shut-off point for clusters of electronics products, such as a home office or entertainment console.
  • Purchase Energy Star qualified electronics that have low standby power and other power management features.

Roth, Kurt W., et al. Energy Consumption by Consumer Electronics in U.S. Residences. Cambridge, MA 2007.
U.S. Department of Energy. Energy Star At Home Tips. http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=products.es_at_home_tips

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