Watching TV is something that most of us do at some point but of course, this means that it is an area in which we use a lot of electricity. The thing about televisions is that they are often on more than they should be and they don’t have to use up as much power as you might think they do. Sure, you don’t want to watch TV any less but there are some tips that will help you to save power and therefore reduce your electricity bills.
One of the things that is often the case with televisions is that they are left on when people are not in the house or when people are asleep. Let’s say that you leave your TV on whilst you are sleep just one night a week; this means that you are wasting tonnes of power and money every single year. An average nights sleep lasts for 8 hours and this means that your TV will be on 416 extra hours every year. This will obviously mean that you will be wasting a lot of energy and this really doesn’t need to be the case. Now, almost every TV comes with a sleep button these days which means that you are able to tell the TV to turn off if there is no channel changing activity or any other activity for a certain period of time. So, if you start feeling a bit tired but don’t want to turn the TV off, just click this button and set the sleep timer for a couple of hours. This means that it will turn off on its own whilst you are sleeping.
Another thing that you can do is simply have a smaller TV. Most people have unnecessarily large TV’s and if you just have a smaller TV that is a little closer to you, you will have the same effect. Of course, this is something that you probably won’t want to do so you can also consider buying a power saving plug for your TV. This works in a similar way to a sleep timer and they can save you a lot of energy.
TV’s are getting more and more efficient all the time so a newer TV will probably save you more money and power than an older TV too.