According to the U.S. EPA, computers that meet the most recent ENERGY STAR® requirements use between 30% and 65% less energy than standard models. If all computers sold in the US meet ENERGY STAR® requirements, the savings in energy costs will grow to more than $1.8 billion each year, reducing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 2 million vehicles.
Save with Energy Efficient Computers & Monitors
Did you know that some ENERGY STAR qualified computers and monitors can save you more money than others? ENERGY STAR qualified computers and monitors listed TopTen USA™ are the most energy-efficient models. Check out the list of Top Ten computers and Top Ten monitors to find the ones that will save you the most energy and money.
Since most computers are on around the clock, it’s important to utilize the power management settings to save even more energy. Using the ENERGY STAR® recommended setting places computers into a low-power “sleep mode” after a designated period of inactivity. Simply hitting a key on the keyboard or moving the mouse awakens the computer in a matter of seconds. Enabling the power management features on your computer can also save energy by automatically turning off your monitor when it’s not in use. Additionally, powering down your computer at night not only saves energy, but also helps equipment run cooler and last longer. And be sure to use an advanced power strip to limit the energy your electronics use when they are turned off.
Recycle Your Old Home Electronics
Did you know that you could recycle your old electronics? This helps the environment by not only keeping these products out of landfills, but also saving on the energy needed to produce products made from recycled materials! Go to epa.gov/recycling to learn how to safely recycle electronic products in your area.