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energy tip - inactivity. Shut down your computer, monitor...

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Ankur Gupta PWR 2 Energy Tip So when I was coming up with my tip I was trying to think of something everyone uses on a daily basis but doesn’t consider a big energy concern: computers. Computers and monitors have evolved. In the past, screen savers were installed and computers were left on all of the time; however, newer monitors do not suffer from burn- in or permanent etching like the old kind. With that in mind, here are a few energy saving tips for monitors and computers: Configure your monitor to turn off after 20 minutes (or less) of inactivity, and your hard drive to turn off after 30 minutes of inactivity and your desktop computer or laptop to go into a standby or sleep mode after 90 minutes of
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Unformatted text preview: inactivity. Shut down your computer, monitor and printer or set them to standby mode when you leave the office for more than two hours. Screensavers are not energy savers; they continually use the monitor at full power. If you buy a new computer, consider a laptop if possible. Laptops use less energy than a desktop and are suitable for most people, unless you do a lot of typing. Consider a flat panel. They use only 1/3 the energy, some as little as 30W or 1W on standby. Windows PCs have a system hibernate feature, which performs a save before it shuts down. Off-the-grid solutions like portable solar panels are available that can work with laptops, see www.realgoods.com....
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