ENERGY-SAVING HABITS IN THE LIVING ROOM

ENERGY-SAVING TIPS

 

A lot of life happens in the living room. Since it’s a place where we spend so much time — and use a lot of energy, too — it’s good to take note of your energy consumption and find ways to lower it. These energy-saving tips for your living room will help you save on your energy bills!

STANDBY POWER

Did you know electronics that are plugged in draw power even when you aren’t using them? This is called standby or phantom power, which can account for up to 10% of your household electricity use!

Use an advanced power strip with electronics like your TV and gaming system to stop them from drawing power when they’re not in use. Simply plug your TV into the main outlet of the advanced power strip, and plug your gaming console into one of the controlled outlets. When you turn off your TV, you automatically cut power to your gaming system.

MORE EASY WAYS TO SAVE

  • During air conditioning season, increase your home’s temperature by at least 3°C at night or while you’re away to save on cooling costs. A smart thermostat can automate these temperature changes and can be controlled remotely.
  • Don’t leave your devices idle! Remember to turn off your TV, computer, and other electronics when you’re not using them.
  • Make the switch to LED light bulbs, which use up to 80% less electricity than incandescent bulbs.

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