Use appliances efficiently: Home entertainment & technology

It's a good time to be aware of hidden energy costs as the number, size and variety of home gadgetry adds up.

  • Televisions are now the fourth largest electricity user in our homes.
  • Video game consoles can add up to a considerable proportion of your energy costs if left on 24 hours a day.
  • Home entertainment products alone are responsible for at least 5 per cent of our household energy use—more than your washing machine, clothes dryer and dishwasher energy use combined.
  • Home electronics and computer products account for around 15 per cent of global household energy use.
  • Electronic (e-waste) is now growing three times faster than any other type of waste in Australia.

Your Energy Savings is a good resource to understand the operation and consumption of these devices in more detail:

Last Updated: 
Wed 09/03/2016

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