Save With High Efficiency Computers And Laptops

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Monique O’Grady with the Alliance to Save Energy discusses how you can save with high efficiency computers and laptops.

    Monique O'Grady: Computers are a large part of our daily lives, but that doesn't mean they need to factor into a large portion of your energy bill. Buying an energy star rated labeled computer can save between 30 and 65% of energy, compared to standard models. For additional savings, consider buying a laptop during your next update. They use much less energy than desktop computers. At work and at home, search protectors and power strips are good idea. When your computer equipment is not in use, turn the power off, plus, the less time a computer is on, the longer it will last. Also, buy energy star rated qualified computer monitors which use 20% less energy compared to standard models. Even though the word save is in the name, don't be fooled. Screen savers do not save you energy or money, when you use computers, make sure to turn off screen savers and turn on power management features. And when you walk away for break, let your computer take a break too. If every home computer and monitor in America was in sleep mode when not being used, we could save $800 million every year. So buy energy star rated computers, use power management features. And remember to unplug so you can plug into money and energy savings.