How much are you paying to watch TV?

Aside from Cablevision, WOW or Dish the one of the largest unexpected expenses to your television viewing could be BELCO!  But if you have purchased a new LCD or LED TV in the last year this price might be going down as much as 90% in some instances. 

 The Consumer Electronic Association in the USA have been tracking television energy consumption and their studies have shown that LED and LCD displays ranging from 13”-65” are helping us save both money and the planet.  A few of their published highlights concluded: 

  • LCD active power use fell 63 percent from 2003 to 2010.
  • LCD standby power use dropped 87 percent from 2004 to 2010.
  • Plasma TV active power use dropped 41 percent from 2008 to 2010.
  • Plasma TV standby use fell 85 percent from 2008 to 2010.

 The CEA have also said that some high energy efficient tvs consumer less than a 100watt light bulb per hour!  If you are interested in learning more about the study and visit the CEA’s website.