What you don't know about your home electronics can cost you

Did you know that your computer monitors, battery chargers and other electricity-dependent items continue to use power even when they’re turned off?
The amount of energy home electronics consume in BC in one year alone is equal to the electricity needed to power a small community for the next 40 years.
Even when a device is removed from a charger, the charger itself continues to use electricity, called phantom power, if you leave it plugged in.
Unplug and switch off your home electronics at the power source. This includes unplugging your cell phone, camera, portable video game and other battery chargers once charging is complete.
A computer left on for 24 hours a day can possibly add up to $120 to your electricity bill each year.
If everyone in BC that normally leave computer monitors on all day turned their screens off when not in use, enough energy would be saved to power every arena in the entire NHL for many seasons.
Consider replacing your old electronics with ENERGY-STAR labeled TV’s, DVD players and computers.  When turned off they automatically enter sleep mode, consuming 60 to 70 percent less energy than non-certified
models. 

Darcy Sochan

Darcy Sochan

Affiliated Real Estate Agent
CENTURY 21 Executives Realty Ltd.
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