Entertaining ideas to save power
Technology keeps us entertained, connected, and organised – but it’s easy to overlook that the cost of many popular mod-cons doesn’t stop at the checkout.
As the number, size and range of household gadgetry ramps up, so do power bills – for example, televisions are now the fourth largest consumers of electricity in our homes.
With school holidays underway in many states, it’s timely to look at practical ways to use less energy in the home and make a noticeable difference to your bills—without sacrificing the quality of your home entertainment experience.
Whether you’re in the market for new equipment or wanting to reduce energy consumption of your existing gear, this guide covers TVs, home theatre equipment, gaming consoles, computers, mobile phones, e-readers and tablets. It includes:
- Tips on short-listing potential purchases for a wide range of products
- Ways to keep those video gaming power bills down
- How to compare, choose and run a new TV so you won’t end up paying more than the original purchase price in running costs
- Easy tweaks for extending smartphone and laptop battery time
- E-readers versus printed books – which is the sustainable solution for your circumstances?
- Information on how to dispose of your old technology in your area, while minimising the environmental impact.
For more information and how-to guides on sustainable living including energy, waste, water and travel efficiency and details on government rebates and assistance, visit LivingGreener.gov.au