Unplug DVD players with digital displays when you aren't using them.Last comment by user_380 on 17 May 2009: See the rest of this discussion
DescriptionUnplug DVD players with digital displays when you aren't using them. Do the same for other home electronics such as VCRs, stereo components, etc. Even though the display is seemingly innocent, keeping it lit all the time consumes energy that otherwise could be saved. One option to alleviate the difficulty with reaching the cords and outlets is to plug items into a power strip that is placed in an accessible location.
- year round
Assumptions We MadeAssume standby wattage is 2 W, unplugged is 0 W. Leave unplugged for 22 hours/day, watch something (~1 movie) 2 hours/day.
Each time you carry out this action, the immediate impacts are:
- Saves 0.00 dollars
- Saves 0.04 kilowatt hours
- Saves 0.06 lbs of CO2
Some actions also have additional impact over time. For this action, these are:
Potential Annual ImpactWe assume that this action will be carried out daily (about 160 times a year). In this case, in a year you could save:
- 0.64 dollars
- 7.04 kilowatt hours
- 9.60 lbs of CO2
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