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Unplug for Savings

After years of research, by government agencies, utilities, and others, much is known about energy hogs in the home, such as space heating, space cooling, and hot water. We know a lot less about the ...

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Unplug for Savings

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September 02, 2010

After years of research, by government agencies, utilities, and others, much is known about energy hogs in the home, such as space heating, space cooling, and hot water. We know a lot less about the ... [continue reading]

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Don't Throw Out Those Rabbit Ear Antennas

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May 01, 2008

As of February 17, 2009, when all the major TV broadcasters will begin to transmit using a digital signal, no one with an analog, rabbit-eared television set will be able to get anything without a digital-to-analog converter ... [continue reading]

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Improving Efficiency in Power Supplies

Author: Kristin Kamm
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November 05, 2007

Most office equipment and consumer electronic devices use external power supplies to convert high-voltage alternating current (AC) into the low-voltage direct current (DC) that they need to operate. The majority of these power supplies are ... [continue reading]

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Charge! A New Battle Cry for Energy Efficiency

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December 23, 2005

Beware the rarely used, but still plugged-in, cell phone charger! Rechargeable electronic products are consuming more power than one might think, even when the product is disconnected from the charger. [continue reading]

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Standby for Set-Top Boxes

Author: Alan Meier
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November 01, 2001

        Set-top boxes have the highest standby power consumption found in home appliances. Thanks to the upcoming change to digital TV formats,many consumers will be forced to either purchase ... [continue reading]

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Leaking Electricity Overseas

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 1999

Standby power in appliances (also known as leaking electricity) was the topic at a recent workshop sponsored by the International Energy Agency in Paris, France. [continue reading]

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Video Networks: A Surprising Energy Drain

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May 01, 1999

In order to estimate the energy consumption of TVs and other video appliances, one needs to know the power consumption of those appliances and the number of hours they are on. [continue reading]

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First Patch on Leaky Electricity

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 1998

Last December, after meeting with representatives of the federal Energy Star program, major TV and VCR manufacturers agreed to substantially reduce the energy their new models use when they are "off." [continue reading]

Energy Analysis: So Much to Know...

Shawna Henderson

Energy Analysis: So Much to Know...

It's hard to wrap your head around the amount of number crunching that goes into energy analysis, and how to ...

How to Effectively Kill Bed Bugs Forever

Daniel Clark

How to Effectively Kill Bed Bugs Forever

Bedbug infestation is commonly seen in houses and especially in bedrooms. Bedbugs are small, brownish insects that feast on blood ...

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