Energy Saving Tips: Electronics
These small tips build up to substantial savings when combined over the year.
1) Turn off your games consoles
– PlayStation, Wii or Xbox devices use up to 10 watts whilst on standby. This could save at least £12 a year.
2) LED displays
– These small displays no matter what device, consume a small amount of electricity constantly.
– Also check the small LEDs on extension plugs and try to purchase extension plugs with individual on/off switches.
3) Laptops and Computers
– Computers (including a screen) use around 80% more electricity than laptops in a standard running mode. You could use a powerdown plug to completely shutdown your computer as well as all the additional peripherals when not in use.
4) Set-top Box
– When on your freeview or satellite set-top box can use between 10-50Watts depending on the make and model. When on standby some systems can still use around 20 Watts (So £25 annually even if you never use it).
– An old style plasma TV uses more energy than a new flat screen LED and the larger your screen the higher the energy use.
– Example 1 : A 37 inch flat screen on for 4 hours everyday will use 267kWh a year costing £40.
– A TV left on standby for 20 hours a day will use 36kWh costing £5