The Green Minute: Energy Efficient “Man Cave” Televisions
Courtesy of Pat Byington, The Green Register Editor
This past Saturday, I celebrated the opening of the college football season at my cousin’s home – downstairs in his newly renovated “man cave”. Along with all of the necessary man cave decor, a bar, sofa and sports memorabilia, was his most essential item, a brand new 60-inch television. It looked fantastic.
My cousin was very pleased with the new room, but what had him smiling from ear to ear, in addition to the newly framed Nolan Ryan jersey, was his energy efficient television. He had purchased an ENERGY STAR rated television.
Today’s televisions are getting bigger and bigger, and as a result they are using more electricity. In fact, some televisions use nearly as much power as a new standard refrigerator. If you are in the market for a new television, make sure to look for the ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR rated televisions can save an eco-friendly consumer up to 40% on their energy bill. The annual cost to operate some of the new large televisions can be lower than purchasing two movie tickets.
On ENERGY STAR’s website, a tutorial on how to purchase an energy efficient television is available. They also provide some examples of their most efficient televisions. Check out both webpages at:
So, for all the “man caves” out there, new and old, energy efficient televisions are available. And the best part is they save energy and money.
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