San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2012
TechBargains.com, a leading deal aggregation website for electronic products, breaks down three simple tech-related ways to save on monthly energy bills while being mindful of Mother Nature in time for Earth Day, Sunday, April 22.
Adjust Power Guzzling TV Settings
Televisions, particularly Plasma TVs, consume large amounts of power. Most televisions are set to “wow” potential buyers in-store with high brightness and contrast levels. Be sure to avoid Dynamic or Vivid modes and turn TVs to Movie, Cinema or Standard mode to use less energy.
Sell, Recycle or Donate Old Gadgets
With the regular release of next generation mobile phones, MP3 players, laptops, and cameras most people accumulate gadgets they no longer need. One option is to sell the gadgets on sites like Craigslist.org or Gazelle.com. Best Buy also has a trade-in program online and in-store where you can hand over old gaming systems, televisions, musical instruments in exchange for a gift card.
Another option is to donate old mobile devices to Cell Phones For Soldiers, a non-profit organization that sells, refurbishes or recycles mobile phones and in turn provides pre-paid calling cards to military men and women overseas.
Install Energy Saving Devices That Pay for Themselves
Smart power strips and intelligent surge protectors can be purchased for under $30. These devices reduce the amount of standby energy consumed by televisions, computers and other consumer electronics that are plugged in 24/7. To monitor the amount of power each device consumes, invest in a Kill-a-Watt electricity monitor for under $20. The device determines how much power consumer electronics use and some premium models even calculate what an appliance costs to run.
“These simple energy saving tips can not only put money back in your pocket, but they help the environment,” said Yung Trang, President and Editor in Chief of TechBargains.com. “As consumers devote more of their time and money to electronics, energy consumption becomes more of an issue. By taking a few minutes we can each do our part to painlessly and profitably start our own green initiatives at home.”
Helpful resources for consumers can be found on Techbargains.com’s YouTube channel which focuses on product reviews, product deals, gadget giveaways and seasonal shopping tips.
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