Posts Tagged ‘Energy star’

23 Sep
2016

Reduce your LCD or Plasma TVs Energy Use

Posted by Norman F, September 23rd, 2016

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Leading TVs Hacked Energy Star Test

In September 2016, the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that there are flaws in the government’s method for testing the energy use of televisions. 3 major TV manufacturers representing 50% of the U.S. market appear to be exploiting them, which could cost owners of recently purchased models an extra $1.2 billion on their utility bills or $10-$20 a year for each consumer.

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7 May
2012

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFL) Energy Savings

Posted by Norman F, May 7th, 2012

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Just in case you have not joined the wave.  Replacing incandescent light bulbs with Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs or CFLs can save you lots of money. 90% of energy used by traditional incandescent lightbulbs is wasted as heat.

How Energy Efficient?

How does a regular incandescent bulb compare to a compact fluorescent one? CFL’s use about 66% less energy and last about 10x longer. The estimated amount of savings is up to $39 over the life of the CFL. PG&E advertises that replacing a 100 watt incandescent bulb with a 25-watt CFL will save at least $90 in energy costs over the life of the bulb. A typical house may have over 60 light bulbs.

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