Energy Efficiency

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Samantha Nevels from the Consumer Electronics Association discusses tips to be energy efficient in your home and daily life.

    Samantha Nevels: Hi! I am Samantha Nevels with the Consumer Electronics Association. Our research found that more than 60% of consumers are concerned about their energy bill. So, we want to help you be more energy efficient at home and at the office.

    Here is what to look for when you are purchasing new consumer electronics. Did you know that your consumer electronics account for only about 12% of your home energy usage? Consumer electronics are becoming increasingly more energy efficient as technology and innovation advances.

    Look for labels such as Energy Star, EPEAT, and the Energy Guide label when choosing new electronic products. Purchasing Energy Star Certified electronics guarantees that the product you are purchasing is energy efficient, and there are more than 17,000 product models available.

    You also dont have to buy a new product to be energy efficient. Many computers and laptops have power saving modes that allow you to change your settings to switch off the monitor after a period of inactivity, which saves energy.

    Online resources such as greenergadgets.

    org can help you discover the approximate energy usage of your devices in your home and tips how to save energy. The more you know about your energy usage, the easier it is to reduce it. This site also provides tips on how to live green, buy green, and recycle responsibly. Incorporating green behavior and striving to be energy efficient at home are good for the environment and your wallet.