Tech News Desk – AC and cooler consume more electricity in summer. The electricity bill coming on TV is also an important expense in the essential expenses of the month. About 70 percent of people in India switch off the TV from the remote instead of turning off the main switch. Keeping the TV on standby increases your electricity bill. But by adopting these tips, you can reduce the electricity bill.
We are always on the lookout for ways to cut down on our expenses. But we tend to forget the small things, which we can save money by bringing into our habit. There are some very easy tips that you can try and reduce your expenses without affecting your lifestyle. One thing that you can do is to properly switch off the gadgets in your home when they are not in use, do not put the gadgets on standby but switch them off at the main switch. When the gadget is left on standby, it still draws power from your power socket so that it continues to run at a low level.
When it comes to a television, leaving it on standby means that it is still drawing power so that it can respond to signals from the remote control. If you keep your TV on standby, it will increase your electricity bill. The amount of power your TV consumes when it’s on standby depends on its size, model, and power efficiency. All electrical devices have a power rating, which tells you how much power the gadget needs to function. It is usually given in watts (W) or kilowatts (kW).
Let us now tell you how much power is consumed by keeping it on standby. Experts say that a TV can consume up to 10 watts of power in an hour when it is on standby. The point to note here is that your energy costs can vary greatly depending on where you live and your individual usage. If the power rating of your gadget is high or low, then it will affect your electricity bill as well. You end up paying Rs 1200 more electricity bill every year just because you switch off the TV from the remote. That’s why from today itself make it a habit to switch off the TV from the main switch.