Sunday, December 18, 2005

How to save on electricity

Did you know that electricity used to keep your appliances on standby can light one or more rooms? In a French survey, the average standby power of TV decoders are 11w, VCRs are 9.9w, TVs are 7.3w, Hi-fi stereos are 7.2w, modems are 4.3w, washing machines are 4w and microwave ovens are 3.5w. Compare these figures with the fact that your bedside lamp may only be a 4w compact flourescent light.

Don't pay for nothing.

Switch off your appliances at the main plug.

Source: Cetdem, "Be Energy Smart"

2 comments:

Julie said...

Thanks for the advice!

Green Earth said...

Enjoyed the read.