Thursday, April 24, 2008

Did you know?

Most electronic devices continue to draw electricity even when turned off or left in "standby" mode. In fact, according to ENERGY STAR, the amount of electricity used nationally by idle equipment is roughly equal to the output of 17 power plants.

Lighting, refrigerators, heating and cooling are the biggest "energy hogs" in the typical California home. Not to be taken lightly are televisions, computers, office equipment and other small electronics and appliances, which add up to nearly one-third of the average home's electricity consumption. And while windows, doors, walls, attics and ducts do not use electricity, they can contribute significantly to heating and cooling costs if they are not properly caulked, sealed and insulated.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

I thought this article from the NY Times was really interesting. Ever wonder where all you money goes?