My husband is a Mr. Gadget. He loves the latest, the fastest, the sleekest, and the coolest electronic gadgets that come off the assembly line. But utility cost and how much energy they consume are on our minds when we purchase these fancy electronic gismos. Read below and compare energy costs and how much actual energy they consume when you are considering buying them as gifts this year. This chart is from one of my favorite magazines, Body + Soul magazine.
I can’t seem to line up the columns properly so bare with me. The green color font on the right corresponds with the gadget on the right.
This sounds like a no brainer but bigger the gadget, more energy it consumes. For example, TVs with larger than 40 inches boost the amount of energy it uses. Desk top computers with monitors also consumes three times the electricity than laptops. Also, some products, like digital cable box uses energy 24/7.