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-GreenerGadgets.org is the destination to learn how to be more eco-friendly with electronics. Research shows the more one understands the energy use of electronic devices, the less energy will be used and more money will be saved. The Consumer Electronics Energy Calculator at GreenerGadgets.org helps determine how much energy is used based on the number of products and the amount of time they are used.
-Look for the Energy Star label or EPEAT-certified product labels when purchasing new electronics. These labels can help identify energy-efficient appliances and other electronics that will save energy and money on the electric bill. Smaller, newer products like smartphones or tablets use far less energy than their ancestors. It costs less than
-Using a programmable or smart thermostat can help cut cooling costs during the hot summer months. These handy devices, such as the Nest or the Eversense, learn your schedule and regulate what temperature to keep your home at during different times of the day.
-Most personal computers and laptops have management features that control energy use. Check electronics to make sure you're taking full advantage of any energy-conservation capabilities the devices may have.
-Plug electronics, such as televisions, DVD players, game consoles and audio systems, into an eco-friendly power strip or unplug devices when not in use.
-Remember to recycle electronics responsibly when updating a home or office. You can find a local recycling location using CEA's recycler locator tool.
"As consumer electronics become more efficient, the cost to your energy bill will continue to decrease when you employ strategies like these," said
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