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Electronics - Computer

  • Configure your computer to go into low-power (or “sleep”) mode when not in use. The shorter the idle time you set before the computer goes into low-power mode, the more energy you’ll save.
  • Energy-efficient computers now come equipped with power management capabilities. This function allows your computer to go into low-power mode once the system has been idle for a certain amount of time. ENERGY STAR-labeled computers with power management capabilities use 70 percent less electricity than those without enabled power management features.
  • Turn off your computer when you’re not using it for extended periods of time. While leaving your computer on and configuring it to going into power saving mode does save energy, turning your machine off will give you even greater savings. Also, leaving your computer on around the clock sucks in excessive dust and could make your machine more susceptible to power surges.
  • Use a power strip to turn off your computer. If your computer is plugged into a wall outlet, it continues to consume energy even after being turned off. Use a power strip with an on/off feature to break the electrical connection after you’ve turned off your computer.
  • Don’t leave computer games running when you’re not playing them. Many games, even when paused, will not allow your computer to go into “sleep mode.”
  • Do not use screen savers. Screen savers do not save energy and often do not let your computer and monitor go into the energy-saving “sleep” mode.
  • Turn your monitor off when not in use. Many believe that turning a monitor on and off significantly shortens the life of the device, but this is simply not the case.