Friday, April 10th, 2009 | Author:
Are You Wasting Energy?

Are You Wasting Energy?

Planet Green has an interesting article about 8 commonly left on appliances that are wasting energy and probably costing you money. Even while in standby mode all of these appliances are using enough energy to make a difference on your electric bill. Check out to see exactly how much power each item is wasting.

Their List:

  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Modem
  • Computer
  • Laptop
  • Phone Charger
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Space Heater
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9 Responses

  1. They’re not just costing you money. In my local newspaper this week, a guy woke up to a house fire caused by leaving his tv on standby! I won’t be doing that anymore!

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  2. Also people are wasting money with appliances that are turned on even when they need them! There are too many in-efficient appliances like washers and cookers, we should be more careful when choosing!

  3. 3
    April 13, 2009

    appliances – Very good point! At Green Store and more we offer a selection of Energy Star approved appliances, that are all energy efficient.

  4. Thanks for the heads up. I am always turning lights off behind my wife and kids trying to save a few bucks on the light bill.

  5. Every night I see a load of LED’s winking at me when I switch the living room light off and just wish I sorted out my power saving.

    I still haven’t done it for fear of clocks losing settings etc.

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  6. Its said that the average house wastes about £30 a year just by leaving electrical items on standby. Its surprising how much electricity those little led lights use up over a 12 month period, multiply that by an entire city and that’s a lot of wasted energy.

  7. have you found any products that can power a lap top using solar power?

  8. 8
    February 14, 2011

    Brunton offers a line of chargers that work with laptops. You can find them here. We used to offer them at but we unfortunately don’t have any in stock.

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